Aug. 26, 2019
Congratulations to Gabriel Lopez on passing his qualifying exam!

Aug. 2, 2019
Congratulations to Semih, Ben, and Minhao on having their collaborative work accepted for publication in JOR Spine. Their paper titled “Radial variation in biochemical composition of the bovine caudal intervertebral disc.” provides more detailed quantitative information regarding bovine biochemical properties that will help both experimental and computational researchers.

June 12, 2019
It is with great sadness that the lab learns about Colin Um’s death this past weekend. Colin was an undergraduate researcher in the lab from 2016-2018, performing computational studies of the disc with graduate student, Bo Yang. Colin had many interests outside of the classroom, including flying.

May 10, 2019
Bo Yang’s exit seminar was today, completing his requirements for the PhD Degree. Bo will start a full time position working at LinkedIn in San Francisco, CA in June. Congratulations Dr. Yang!!

May 8, 2019
Congratulations to Emily Lindberg on completing her Master’s report and presentation!

April 16, 2019
Congratulations to Ben Werbner on passing his qualifying exam!!

March 15, 2019
SB3C abstract submissions are out! The lab will represented in two podium presentations, including a newer collaboration with colleagues at Purdue University using ultrasound imaging for noninvasive deformation tracking. Professor O’Connell will also receive the YC Fung Young Investigator Award at the meeting.

Feb. 14, 2019
Congrats to Bo Yang on having his paper titled Relative Nucleus Pulposus Area and Position Alters Disc Joint Mechanics accepted for publication to the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

Jan. 10, 2019
Congrats to Minhao Zhou on passing his qualifying exam and advancing to PhD candidacy!