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Mechanobiology

Mechanobiology plays a crucial role in the functional physiology of all musculoskeletal tissues. The process of mechanotransduction can be divided into four distinct steps: (1) mechanocoupling, (2) biochemical coupling, (3) transmission of signal, and (4) effector cell response. The Mechanobiology research team focuses on these steps and their functional outcomes at the molecular, cellular, systemic and organismal levels.

Team Leaders

William R. Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences

Joseph Wallace, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Investigators

Keith G. Avin, PhD

Adjunct Associate Research Professor

Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD

Director of Student Research, School of Dentistry

David B. Burr, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Tien-Min G. Chu, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

Robyn K. Fuchs, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Health & Human Sciences

Nilsson Holguin, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jiliang Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology, School of Science

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jason Organ, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Diane Wagner, PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Science

Stuart J. Warden, PhD

Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences

Carol A. Witczak, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Melissa Stanley, PhD

Rafael Bahamonde, PhD

Purdue University

Chad Carroll, PhD

Russell Main, PhD

Sarah Calve, PhD