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News and Updates

June 2024

  • Dylan earned an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (Mechanism to Therapy- Emerging Technologies and Therapeutic Outcomes) at the ORS Tendon Section Conference (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN).  Great job, Dylan!
Dylan at ORS

May 2024

  • Hearty congratulations to our new lab graduates!  Kyle, Megan, and Alex completed their undergraduate BME degrees (and will now pursue their masters research projects in the Wang lab).
  • Georgina, Emily, and Sam presented at the Annual SBES Research Symposium at Wake Forest 
  • Rebecca, Stella, Blake and Bradley joined the lab as undergraduate research assistants.  Welcome!
  • Dylan was named TBMH student of the year (Education category).  Congrats!

March 2024

  • Dylan earned 3rd place at the VT Muscle Symposium (oral presentation category)
  • Dylan Easley receives first place award for his GPSS Research Symposium poster presentation! 
Dylan Easley presenting

February 2024

  • Morgan joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant
  • Georgina and Dylan presented posters at the Annual Meeting of the ORS (Long Beach, CA), Dylan presented in the future post-doc session, and Vincent co-moderated an Education and Outreach Session  
  • Congrats to Vincent who was named an ORS Fellow !

Fall 2023

  • In collaboration with Drs. Kozar and Brolinson of VCOM, the lab receives grants from the Department of Defense and American Osteopathic Association to study the role of the thoracolumbar fascia in non-specific low back pain
  • Soham, Rishi, and Annika joined the lab as undergraduate research assistants

May 2023

  • Congratulations to our new lab graduates! 
    • Emily completed her undergraduate BME degree (and will now pursue her Ph.D.!)
    • Logan, Ghaidaa, and Sarah successfully defended their theses and received their M.S. degrees!
    • Dr. Chitra Meduri successfully defended her dissertation and completed her Ph.D. degree!        

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