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Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

July 27, 2022

We had a whopping 6 undergrads present at the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium! Or maybe only five, technically, since Christina is technically part of Kate Saul’s Lab. We’re so proud of all of them.

Spring OUR Symposium

April 27, 2022

We had two undergrads present posters at the Spring OUR (Office of Undergraduate Research) symposium. Kathryn presented her research with Sandra to optimize the Bone-On-Chip device, and Deeqa talked about her Finite Element Modeling work with Jason. Great job ladies!

2021 SNCURS Event

November 14, 2021

We had three students participate in the 2021 SNCURS (State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium) Event.

You can check out their talks/posters on the website, at least for now (we have no idea how long things will stay available, so we’ve included the link within the symposium and also a direct link to the YouTube video):

  • Deeqa talked about her research using the Individual Trabecular Segmentation (ITS) software to analyze trabecular bone-like microstructures: YouTube video
  • Kathryn spoke about her work developing a mechanism to study bone-vascular interactions: YouTube video
  • Jennifer spoke about her research into the effects of BPBI on gait and grip strength: [no YouTube video, but poster is below]

Sandra and Kathryn Present at CMI

August 13, 2021

Sandra and Kathryn recently presented their work in bone tissue engineering at the annual NC State CMI (Comparative Medicine Institute) Research & Innovation Summit. This is part of our lab’s collaboration with the Biointerface Lab, also in UNC/NCSU BME

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

July 29, 2021

Two of our undergraduates presented their work at the Summer Office of Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Marina presented her research with Kyla and Jason on Finite Element Modeling for the BPBI project


Deeqa presented her work with Jason on using Individual Trabecular Segmentation (ITS) to analyze trabecular bone-like microstructures.

OML “at” BMES 2020

October 20, 2020

Like most of 2020, BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) looked different than normal. This year’s conference was held virtually. As with other BMES conferences, OML had a very strong showing, with five lab members presenting their research! Unfortunately virtual conferences don’t lend themselves to lots of photos, but you can check out a screen grab of Vince presenting his poster below!

  • Jason: Micro-Finite Element Models of Osteoporotic Bone Resist Changes in Performance Due to Downsampling
  • Sandra: Examining contributions of limb unloading to changes in bone perfusion with ischemic stroke
  • Annie Kate: Impact of Ischemic Stroke on Gait Mechanics in Older Mice
  • Vince: Optimizing the Modulus-Density Relationship in Finite Element Models of Vertebral Cancellous Bone
  • Jennifer: Reduced Humeral Bone Growth Following Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

Emily Presents at ASB

August 7, 2020

Emily recently presented her ongoing research on the BPBI project. She had not one, but two posters at the annual conference.

ORS Annual Conference 2020

February 16, 2020

We had a great time in Phoenix at the annual ORS (Orthopaedic Research Society) meeting. It was great to get away from the cold weather in NC, even if we did have to deal with some extreme storms and tornado warnings on the way out.

Sandra, Emily and Jason all presented their research:

  • Sandra: Examining changes in bone perfusion and bone-specific biomarkers with ischemic stroke: Poster #1675
  • Emily: Detriments in humeral bone microstructure and mineralization following brachial plexus birth injury: Poster #1695
  • Jason: Heterogeneous tissue modulus improved prediction of mechanical behavior in human vertebral cancellous bone. Poster #1759

2019 BME Department Retreat

September 20, 2019

Earlier this week, we attended our annual department retreat. It’s always great to get to see what others are doing, especially since our department spans two universities and sometimes we forget what each other is up to!

Sandra and Jason both presented posters highlighting their work.