Research Faculty

Timothy Damron

Research Interests

Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma
Kenneth Mann

Research Interests

Micro-mechanics of implant interfaces; damage evolution of joint replacements and biomaterials; in vivo models of tumor osteolysis and prediction of fracture risk; general orthopedic biomechanics.
Bryan Margulies
Bryan Margulies, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology
  • Cell Migration and Cell Fate Choices
  • Endochondral Bone Growth
  • Orthopedic Tumor
Megan Oest
Megan Oest, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Orthopedic tissue engineering; angiogenesis & graft/implant viability; fetal basis of adult disease; intrauterine stem cell programming.
Nathaniel Ordway
Nathaniel Ordway, MS, PE
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Clinical and experimental spine biomechanics; Motion analysis and functional assessment

Walter Short

Research Interests

Biomechanical studies of the wrist joint and distal radioulnar joint, analyzing the function of various ligaments in the wrist in order to develop new surgical procedures aimed at eliminating instability problems in the wrist.
Joseph Spadaro

Research Interests

Electromagnetic and mechanical regulation of bone physiology;
Bone density and osteoporosis;
Skeletal irradiation effects;
Biomaterials.

Frederick Werner

Research Interests

Experimental biomechanics of the upper and lower extremities as related to the function of normal, diseased and surgically repaired soft tissues and joints.
Andrew K. Palmer, MD
Andrew K. Palmer, MD
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Research interests focus on how injuries and diseases processes effect the anatomy and biomechanics of the upper extremity with a particular interest on the wrist and distal radioulnar joint.
Tamara A. Scerpella, MD
Tamara A. Scerpella, MD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Research is focused on understanding the effects of mechanical loading on bone mineral accrual during childhood and adolescent growth. A long-standing, longitudinal study examines growth in skeletal geometry and density, using gymnastics as a model of mechanical loading.