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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

David B. Burr, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

William R. Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Faculty Investigators

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD

Associate Professor of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry

David B. Burr, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jason Organ, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jiliang Li, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology

Joseph Wallace, PhD

Associate Professsor, School of Engineering & Technology

Keith G. Avin, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Nilsson Holguin, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Amy L. Fuchs, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Stuart J. Warden, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology

Tien-Min G. Chu, DDS, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

William R. Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Diane Wagner, Engineering