ORS 2019 Conference

Our lab was well-represented at this year’s Orthopaedic Research Society annual conference in Austin, Texas. Emily somehow managed to present two posters relating to the BPBI project: “Detriments in scapular trabecular bone following brachial plexus birth injury despite injury location” and “Effect of postganglionic and preganglionic brachial plexus birth injury on muscle fibrosis”. Nicholas also had a poster about the stroke project, titled “Ischemic stroke alters blood vessel branching and size distribution in the distal femur”.

Great job guys!

Josh and Carly present their work at Symposium

Josh and Carly recently presented their work at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURS, for short). The symposium is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in North Carolina colleges, universities and community colleges. The symposium is intended to showcase multidisciplinary undergraduate research scholarship. More info and photos can be found here: https://projects.ncsu.edu/sncurcs/


Maggie and Carly Present their research at the Summer OUR Symposium

Maggie and Carly recently presented their research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at NC State.

Maggie’s poster focused on her recent work with BPBI in rats: “Brachial Plexus Birth Injury Alters Muscle Composition”.

Carly presented on her work with Jon, “The Effects of Aging on Cellular Proliferation and Protein Signaling in a Bone-Muscle Crosstalk System in Rats”.

Great job to both of you!

Maggie Presents her Research at the NC State Undergraduate Research Symposium (and wins an award!)

Maggie presented a poster on the rat forelimb unloading project that she and Sophie as working on at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier today. She did a great job explaining the project’s motivation and initial results!

UPDATE: Maggie won an award for her poster! Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, named it one of the outstanding presentations at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. See the award announcement here.

Jacque Awarded Junior Faculty Research Award at ASB

At the annual American Society of Biomechanics conference, held in Boulder, Colorado August 8-11, Jacque was given the Junior Faculty Research Award. The JFRA is a grant that can be used to generate pilot data and support early-career investigators. There were nine applications this year that were each reviewed based on the significance of the problem, the scientific approach, and the impact of the project on the candidate’s research program.

Jacque’s award application is titled “Changes in the Osteovascular Niche Following Ischemic Stroke in Mice.”


Jacque is pictured here with Paul DeVita, National Biomechanics Day founder and ASB member, receiving her award.