My lab studies the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), including its development, function and response to loading. These studies use a basic, translational, and clinical research approach.
Using my diverse background in evolutionary theory, anatomical structure, and soft and hard tissue biology, my current research focuses on the variation among traits comprising the entheseal complex (i.e. insertion site of ligaments and tendons), and how this structure responds to mechanically-induced fatigue damage.
- Trauma Regeneration and Rehabilitation