Function and Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System Research

Kristin Al-Ghoul, PhD

The laboratory of Kristin Al-Ghoul, PhD, studies the ultrastructure and cell biology of lens fiber cells during normal development and growth and in cataract models.

Nadim Hallab, PhD

The laboratory work of Nadim Hallab, PhD, is focused on understanding (1) how implant debris is produced and what forms it takes and (2) how this debris interacts with the innate and adaptive immune systems.

Hannah Lundberg, PhD

The Computational Biomechanics Laboratory uses computational techniques such as finite element analysis to investigate the in vivo behavior, disease processes, and failure of joints of the human body and orthopaedic implants.

Thomas Schmid, PhD

Thomas Schmid, PhD, has a long-term interest in analyzing changes in extracellular matrix macromolecules in cartilage and synovial tissues during joint maturation and with the development of osteoarthritis.

D. Rick Sumner, PhD

The specific areas of research interest in the laboratory of D. Rick Sumner, PhD, are bone regeneration, orthopedic implant fixation and the role of bone in osteoarthritis.