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News and Updates

July 2022

  • Congratulations to Steven on a highly successful thesis defense and for receiving his M.S. Degree! 
  • Congratulations to Georgina on passing her SBES Ph.D. qualifier exam!

May 2022

  • Chitra and Georgina presented posters at the ORS Tendon Section Conference at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Vincent served as co-leader with Steve Thomopoulos, Ph.D. for the ORS Tendon Section Conference Breakout Session “Methods for Biomechanical Assessment.”

May 2021

  • Congratulations to Kirin, Steven, and Logan -- graduates of Virginia Tech!
  • Congratulations to Carrie and Sabah on receiving their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, respectively!


April 2021

  • Dylan Easley joins the lab as a TBMH Ph.D. student 

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

  • Sabah, Chitra, Carrie, and Logan presented posters at the BMES Conference

August 2020

  • The lab is excited to welcome two new members: Talia Baddour, VT Prep, and Claudia Cardona, VT senior, Chemical Engineering

May 2020

  • Congratulations to Maxine (M.S. in ESM), Morgan (B.S. in BSE), and Colleen (B.S. in Clinical Neuroscience) on their graduations!

February 2020

  • Sabah presented a poster at the Annual Meeting of the ORS in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, Sabah was invited to present a "poster teaser" talk at the Tendon Section Meeting
  • Sabah received an ON Foundation Education Grant to present his research at the ORS Annual Meeting
  • Vincent began a 2-year term on the ORS Board of Directors and Chair of the ORS Advocacy Council

January 2020

  • We are delighted to welcome Emily, Reagan, and Steven as new undergraduate  research assistants

October 2019

  • Sabah and Zach presented posters, and Vincent served as a co-chair of the "Bone, Implants, and Tissue Engineering Session" at the BMES Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA
  • Sabah, Chitra, and Vincent attended the 8th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation in Charlottesville, VA. Sabah presented a poster and was invited to give a "Rapid Fire Presentation"

September 2019

  • Dylan Easley joins the lab as a TBMH rotation student

August 2019

July 2019    

  • Hearty congrats to Chitra on passing the SBES Ph.D. qualifier exam!
  • The lab received a VCOM REAP grant to pursue the application of focused ultrasound (FUS) to tendon injuries

June 2019

  • Our excellent collaborator, Dr. Anna Plaas, presented Sabah’s hyaluronidase study at the International Society for Hyaluronan Sciences meeting in Cardiff, UK          
  • Vincent served as an ad hoc member on NIH SBSR & Musculoskeletal, Rehabilitation, and Skin Sciences fellowship grant review panels

May 2019

  • Congratulations, Brooke and Maxine, on graduating from the ESM program!
  • We are pleased to welcome our new summer students, Logan and Akaela

April 2019 

  • Professors Wang, Kozar, Feng, and Huang have been awarded a 2-year grant from the Virginia Tech ICTAS (Targeted Opportunity for Proposals, TOP) to pursue a project on Data Mining via Machine Learning for the Analysis of Tendon Ultrasound Images
  • Sabah Rezvani was awarded 2nd place for the student poster competition  at the 3rd Annual Virginia Tech Muscle Symposium on April 27, 2019

March 2019

  • Wang and Huang have been awarded a pilot grant by the Virginia Tech Data & Decisions Destination Area to pursue the development of a Machine Learning Tool for Analysis of Tendon Ultrasound Images

February 2019

January 2019

November 2018

October 2018

  • Sabah and Zach presented posters, and Vincent served as Track Co-Chair (Orthopedics and Rehabilitation) at the BMES meeting in Atlanta

September 2018

  • We are pleased to welcome Kierstin Jenne (senior, BSE major) to the lab!
  • Our manuscript, “Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Tendons and Ligaments at Ultra-High Magnetic Fields” has been accepted for publication in Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering

August 2018

  • We are pleased to welcome Chitra Meduri (first-year Ph.D. student) to the lab!

July 2018

  • Morgan and Zach presented posters at the VT Summer Research Symposium, organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research

June 2018

  • We are pleased to welcome Sindy Hou (master’s degree candidate in ESM) to the lab!

May 2018

  • Graduating senior, Daniel, is featured in VTNews!
  • The lab welcomes new undergrad research assistants Taylor Kerr and Morgan Herrera (REU fellow)!

April 2018

February 2018

  • Vincent will be co-directing the BEAM summer REU program.  The application deadline is March 2. Interested undergraduates, please apply!

January 2018

  • The lab welcomes new undergrad research assistants Brooke Suesser, Veronica Martin, and Lindsey Richardson!
  • Katie’s manuscript “TGF-b1 or Hypoxia enhance glucose metabolism and lactate production via HIF1A Signaling in tendon cells” has been accepted for publication in Connective Tissue Research.  Congrats!

October 2017

  • Sabah presented his in vivo muscle loading project at the IGEP-RMForum at VetMed
  • Sabah and Daniel each presented posters at the 2017 BMES conference in Phoenix.  Great job representing the lab and our department!
  • Vincent moderated the “Injury Biomechanics II” session at the BMES conference

August 2017

  • The lab welcomes new undergrad research assistants Joel Neifert, Ed Jacobs, and Maxine Kastriner!

July 2017

  • The lab receives a Research Eureka Accelerator Program (REAP) award from VCOM/ICTAS to pursue ultrasound shear wave elastography studies of muscle and tendon

June 2017

  • The lab welcomes new undergrad research assistants Emma Stowe, Alex Milowsky, Colleen Valentine, and Zach Kozar as well as our NSF RET fellow Mark England!
  • We are grateful to Coloplast Corporation for funding our first study in the area of reproductive biomechanics, in collaboration with departmental colleague Raffaella De Vita
  • Our project on eccentric muscle loading for treating tendinopathy was selected for funding by the VCOM Center for One Health Research

February 2017

January 2017

  • The lab welcomes our new undergrad researcher, Alexandra Groen!

October 2016

September 2016

  • The lab welcomes our new Ph.D. student, Sabah Rezvani!

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

  • Hearty congratulations to Katie Trella, who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis!
  • The lab welcomes Shaunna Young, a NSF RET fellow from William Fleming High School

May 2016

  • The lab welcomes Hana Chan, a NSF REU student from Case Western University
  • Kristen presented a poster at the SBES Research Symposium at Wake Forest on May 11

April 2016

  • Vincent presented an overview of the lab’s research at the inaugural Virginia Tech-Carilion Muscle Symposium on April 14
  • Along with the Queen and Socha labs within BEAM, we participated in National Biomechanics Day on April 7

March 2016

  • Katie gave a podium talk and presented a poster at the ORS meeting in Orlando

January 2016

  • The lab welcomes new members Daniel Surinach and Ellen Hammett

October 2015

  • Katie presents a podium talk at the BMES meeting

August 2015

  • Vincent joins the BEAM Department at Virginia Tech
    The lab welcomes its first members, Kristen Hulbert and Connor Herron