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Biomechanics Lab

The Biomechanics Lab is located in Medical Center North and supports the research efforts of orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, their residents, bone biologists, as well as both Chemical and Biomedical Engineering students and faculty. To accommodate the wide variety of research projects, the lab is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and software.


Biomechanics Lab Team

Jeffry Nyman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Biomedial Engineering
Orthopaedic Biomechanics
jeffry.s.nyman@Vanderbilt.edu

Daniel S. Perrien, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Bone Physiology
daniel.s.perrien@Vanderbilt.edu

Sasidhar Uppuganti, MS
Biomedical Engineer II
(615-322-7184)
sasidhar.uppuganti@Vanderbilt.edu

Alexander Makowski, MS
PhD Candidate

Mathilde Granke, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow


Biomechanics Lab Equipment

Testing Systems:

  MTS Bionix™ 858 Axial Torsional Test System
 
  Instron DynaMight™ 8800 Servohydraulic Test System
 
  ActiveLife BioDent™ Reference Point Indenter System
 
  Claron Technologies MicronTracker 3D Motion system
 

Speciment Preparation & Storage:

Well-designed Wet Laboratory space aids specimen handling, preparation and storage while designing research protocols and experiments. It is equipped with several ultra-low temperature freezers and bone cutting tools as shown below.

  Freezer Storage Space
 
  Bone Cutting Equipment
 

 Affiliate Tools:

Our Research techniques also use several state-of-art imaging tools housed in Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science’s (VUIIS) Center for Small Animal Imaging, and and a Raman confocal microscope (Renishaw) in the Biomedical Photonics Lab.

  Micro-Computed Tomography (MicroCT)
 
  Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera
 

Software Support

  1. Mathworks Matlab Programming Environment
  2. GraphPad Prism scientific graphing and statistical software
  3. SolidWorks 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) support
  4. National Instruments (NI) LabView graphical interface software
  5. MicroDicom – Free DICOM image viewer
  6. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Toolbox

Development and Histology Support

Visit the Histology Lab Webpage

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