Happy National Biomechanics Day!

  • April 6th, 2017
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We had a blast helping to welcome 50+ high school students and show them how cool biomechanics is as part of Stanford’s participation in National Biomechanics Day! They’re all walking gingerly, now that we taught them how to figure out how close they come to breaking their Achilles tendons! And we got to practice for […]

Welcome (and welcome back)!

  • April 3rd, 2017
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STBL welcomes Annie Imbrie-Moore and Nic Castaño as the newest M.S./Ph.D. students in the lab, and Lauren Watkins as a rotation student. More playmates for Oreo!

Welcome new students!

  • January 10th, 2017
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We’re happy to welcome two new MS students to the STBL this quarter. Hollis Crowder is working with Dr. Garry Gold in collaboration with the lab, and Nic Castaño is working with Aliyeh on microphysiologic system design during a rotation. Shout out to Fall rotation students Annie Imbrie-Moore and Kevin Zhang who are rotating through […]

Congratulations on another paper, James

  • January 4th, 2017
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Ph.D. alum James Nishimuta’s paper, Adipokines Induce Catabolism of Newly Synthesized Matrix in Cartilage and Meniscus Tissues, was accepted for publication in a special issue of Connective Tissue Research focused on the meniscus.  This research shows that resistin, a signaling molecule produced by fat and other joint tissues that can be elevated after injury, stimulates […]

Congratulations on paper acceptance, James!

  • October 4th, 2016
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Ph.D. alum James Nishimuta and SURI undergrad researcher Monica Bendernagel had their paper, Co-culture with Infrapatellar Fat Pad Differentially Stimulates Proteoglycan Synthesis and Accumulation in Cartilage and Meniscus Tissues, accepted for publication in a special issue of Connective Tissue Research focused on the meniscus.  This research shows that fat tissue from healthy joints can stimulate anabolic […]

Thanks, summer undergrads!

  • August 27th, 2016
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Thanks to Francisco Lopez, Heidi Poppe and Dalia Szafer for spending your summer with us!  Hopefully, Marianne didn’t permanently scare you away.

Marc, aka “Honourable Opponent”

  • June 24th, 2016
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Marc just returned from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, where he was “the opponent” for the Ph.D. thesis defense of Juuso Honkanen for his work on “Computed Tomography of Cartilage and Meniscus Using Anionic and Cationic Contrast Agents.”  The defense process in Finland is fairly different from that in the US, consisting of short, formal […]

STBL and JOINT Project on Weight-bearing CT of the Knee Presented at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

  • June 24th, 2016
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Graduate students, Mary Hall and Marianne Black, of the STBL and JOINT research groups presented the weight-bearing CT of knee cartilage strain project at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held at Stanford University from June 22-24 as part of the “Entrepreneurship in Medicine and Engineering: Envisioning Future Technologies in Heath and Engineering” session. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, […]

Jang-hwan Choi wins ORS NIRA award

  • March 10th, 2016
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Dr. Jang-hwan Choi was awarded one of ten Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) New Investigator Recognition Awards for his presentation ‘In Vivo 3D Measurement of Time-dependent Human Knee Joint Compression and Cartilage Strain during Static Weight Bearing’ .  The presentation is a summary of first results from the zeegoLab weight-bearing cartilage compression imaging protocol that Jang developed during his PhD and […]