Collaborative Graduate Program in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute

Current Trainees

Baraa Al-Khazraji

Baraa Al-Khazraji

"Cerebrovascular co-morbidities in osteoarthritis"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Kinesiology
balkhaz@uwo.ca

Hayden Atkinson

Hayden Atkinson

"Developing a functional Musculoskeletal stress test for the knee: The MRI response to a challenging gait knee loading stimulus."

PhD Candidate
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
hatkins5@uwo.ca

Rudy  Baronette

Rudy Baronette

"Integrating fluoroscopy and gait analysis in a virtual environment for evaluation joint motion."

Master's Candidate
Medical Biophysics
rbarone2@uwo.ca

Kevin Bartman

Kevin Bartman

"Impact of bone sialoprotein on osteoarthritis disease progression"

PhD Candidate
Biochemistry
kbartman@uwo.ca

Jake Bedore

Jake Bedore

"Assessing the role of matricellular protein CCN2 in intervertebral disc health and degeneration"

PhD Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
jbedore2@uwo.ca

Alexandra Blokker

Alexandra Blokker

"The effect of ACL reconstruction graft on graft strains and peri-tunnel bone strain distributions; an imaging, biomechanical, and finite element modeling investigation"

Master's Candidate
Biomedical Engineering
ablokker@uwo.ca

Pavlos Bobos

Pavlos Bobos

"Technology-enabled Joint Protection Plan to Enhance Hand Function in Patients with Hand Osteoarthritis"

PhD Candidate
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
pbobos@uwo.ca

Jessica Esseltine

Jessica Esseltine

"Examining gap junctional intercellular communication during bone formation and disease"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Anatomy and Cell Biology
jesselt@uwo.ca

Emma Farago

Emma Farago

"Electromyography data analysis for the identification of MSK injury"

Master's Candidate
Electrical & Computer Engineering
efarago2@uwo.ca

Megan Fennema

Megan Fennema

"Performance of sensor-based measurements for evaluating joint motion and function"

Master's Candidate
Medical Biophysics
mfennem@uwo.ca

Dale Fournier

Dale Fournier

"Radiographic and historical characterization of pathological mineralization of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)"

Master's Candidate
Anatomy and Cell Biology
dfourni6@uwo.ca

Mohammad Haddara

Mohammad Haddara

"Tendon excursion and adhesion simulation in cadaver hand specimens: Comparative force and kinematics analysis"

Master's Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
mhaddara@uwo.ca

Ayten Hijazi

Ayten Hijazi

"The chromatin organizer CTCF in skeletal health"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Physiology and Pharmacology
ahijazi@uwo.ca

Gregory Hong

Gregory Hong

"Imaging near metal implants"

Master's Candidate
Medical Biophysics
ghong6@uwo.ca

William  Jeffery

William Jeffery

"e-Consults for early post-operative visits following orthopaedic surgery: Can they add efficiency without sacrificing effectiveness?"

Master's Candidate
Kinesiology
wjeffer2@uwo.ca

Morgan Jennings

Morgan Jennings

"Reliability and Validity of a Clinical Rated Drop Vertical Jump Scale for Patients following Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction"

Master's Candidate
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
mjenni3@uwo.ca

Hisham Kamoun

Hisham Kamoun

"The Role of Macrophage Phenotypes in the Remodelling of Decellularized Adipose Tissue

Master's Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
hkamoun@uwo.ca

Lauren Kanko

Lauren Kanko

"Evaluating the test-retest reliability and sensitivity to change of the star excursion balance test in patients with knee osteoarthritis undergoing an exercise intervention program"

Master's Candidate
Kinesiology
lkanko@uwo.ca

Geoffrey Kerr

Geoffrey Kerr

"The effect of whole body vibration on intervertebral disc and joint health in a murine model"

Master's Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
gkerr7@uwo.ca

Brandon Kim

Brandon Kim

"Interaction of signaling pathways controlling osteoblast activity "

Master's Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
hkim633@uwo.ca

Mark Kim

Mark Kim

"Mechanobiology and regulation of spine health"

Master's Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
mkim435@uwo.ca

Nikolas Knowles

Nikolas Knowles

"The design on Patient-Specific Glenoid Implants using a Validated Computational Model and an Optimized Robot-Assisted Implantation Technique"

PhD Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
nknowle@uwo.ca

Anna Kornmuller

Anna Kornmuller

"Naturally derived microcarriers as tissue-specific 3-D cell culture platforms"

PhD Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
akornmul@uwo.ca

Daniel Langhor

Daniel Langhor

"Improving the Treatment of Osseous and Tissue Injuries of the Wrist"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Surgery
dan.langhor@gmail.com

Daniel Lorusso

Daniel Lorusso

"Real-time microscopy during dynamic mechanostimulation of live cells"

PhD Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
dloruss@uwo.ca

Karrington McLeod

Karrington McLeod

"Influence of galectin-3 based biomaterials on control of inflammation during healing"

Master's Candidate
Biomedical Engineering
kmcleo7@uwo.ca

Claire Padmore

Claire Padmore

"Carpal kinematics and intercarpal force transmission in the native and injured wrist"

PhD Candidate
Biomedical Engineering
cpadmor@uwo.ca

Adam Paish

Adam Paish

"The development of a 3D-printed-metal functional hip implant system for a small animal model of joint replacement surgery "

PhD Candidate
Medical Biophysics
apaish@robarts.ca

Alex Peidl

Alex Peidl

"CCN3: A novel antifibrotic therapy"

Master's Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
apeidl@uwo.ca

Mike Pest

Mike Pest

"Regulation of joint health by Mig-6 and epidermal growth factor recptor"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Physiology and Pharmacology
mpest@uwo.ca

Anusha Ratneswaran

Anusha Ratneswaran

"Investigating PPARdelta as novel target for osteoarthritis treatment"

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Physiology and Pharmacology
aratnesw@uwo.ca

Jacob Reeves

Jacob Reeves

"Design Optimization of Stemless Implants: Strategies to Assess, Design for and Repair the Proximal Humerus"

PhD Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
jreeves@uwo.ca

Melina Rodrigues-Bellini

Melina Rodrigues-Bellini

"EGFR?Mig-6 signalling in osteoarthritis"

PhD Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
mbellini@uwo.ca

Meaghan Serjeant

Meaghan Serjeant

"Investigating the role of pannexin3 as a regulator of intervertebral disc health"

Master's Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
mserjean@uwo.ca

Arthi Shridhar

Arthi Shridhar

"Design of an injectable adipose-derived stem cell delivery platform for tissue-specific musculoskeletal regeneration"

PhD Candidate
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
ashridha@uwo.ca

Margaret Sun

Margaret Sun

"LXR as an emerging theraputic target for osteoarthritis"

PhD Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
msun33@uwo.ca

Madeleine Van de Kleut

Madeleine Van de Kleut

"Evaluation of Implant Fixation in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty"

Master's Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
mvandekl@uwo.ca

Matthew Veras

Matthew Veras

"An "Omics" approach to identify potential regulators of ectopic mineralization in mouse model of DISH"

Master's Candidate
Physiology and Pharmacology
mveras@uwo.ca

Ian James Villamagna

Ian James Villamagna

"Synthesis of novel poly (esteramide) microparticles for intra-articular injection in the treatment of Osteoarthritis"

PhD Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
ivillama@uwo.ca

Jared Webster

Jared Webster

"The association between soft tissue releases and bony resection performed during total knee arthroplasty"

Master's Candidate
Kinesiology
jwebst25@uwo.ca

Emily West

Emily West

"Design and Analysis of a Linked Shoulder Implant"

Master's Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
ewest4@uwo.ca

Yue Zhou

Yue Zhou

"Assessment of Parkinsonian Hand Tremor and Development of a Tremor Suppression Glove"

PhD Candidate
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
yzhou426@uwo.ca

Bryn Olivia Zomar

Bryn Olivia Zomar

"Shortening the length of stay after total joint replacements"

PhD Candidate
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
bzomar@uwo.ca