Congrats to Dr. Lake as being elected as a Fellow of the American society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), joining an elite group of fewer than 3,500 Fellows! We are proud to call Spence our PI and can't wait for many more years of success! Please read the entire Mckelvey School of Engineering article here.
The university recently published an article highlighting class acts in research. Our very own Alex Reiter was one of several researchers interviewed for this article. Check out the university's article here. Thanks for being such a wonderful asset to our lab Alex!
Congratulations to Alex Reiter on successfully defending his PhD thesis. Alex has spent the past several years investigating the effects of physical therapy in hopes of reducing post-traumatic joint contracture in the elbow. Alex is headed to the University of Wisconsin Madison for a 2-year post-doc position. Good luck Dr. Reiter!
The lab has secured a new NSF grant to investigate the mechanical role of elastic fibers in tendons. With collaborator Robert Mecham the lab will using imaging techniques to study tissues which lack elastic fibers to observe the impact on mechanics. For the full story published by WashU Engineering please click here.
The Lake lab recently secured a grant from the Musculoskeletal Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine. With this funding the lab will look to better understand post traumatic joint contracture using machine learning. To see the complete article from WUSLT engineering, click here.
On Friday April 10th 2020 Griffin Kivitz successfully presented his master's thesis. Griffin did a wonderful job presenting the work he has done on the hernia box over a zoom meeting. We congratulate Griffin on his success and look forward to seeing what the future holds for him!
On Tuesday March 31st 2020 Chelsey Dunham officially defended her thesis to become Dr. Chelsey Dunham. Chelsey did a wonderful job presenting her work via Zoom with over 50 colleagues, friends and family watching. We look forward to seeing Dr. Dunham succeed in her next chapter. Congratulations!
The Lake lab challenged all of our colleagues and their labs to donate any excess PPE during lab shut down to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a tweet the challenge was passed on and accepted by various other groups across many universities. Check out the nice blog post written by BMES. Link here
The excitement and interest around the latest NSF grant the lab secured has been fantastic. In the past month the project (which uses polarized light to better understand the UCL) has been featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and on the radio thanks to the National Academy of Engineering.
The Lake lab recently secured a NSF grant to shine light of a known polarization state off the surface of the UCL, then use a bioinspired camera to measure the properties of the reflected light. Read the entire WashU press release here.
Congratulations to Alex Reiter on being selected to represent the graduate student body on the Washington University Board of Trustees. To see a full list of Trustee members and newly selected members click here. To see the MEMS announcement click here.
Congratulations to 4th year PhD student Chelsey Dunham. She was awarded a 2018 Doctoral Student Research Award and presented her research at the annual BME day. Chelsey received the award for the work she has completed on our post traumatic joint contracture project. See a list of all BME award winner here.