Saint Mary's & Dalhousie Universities
We tackle basic science questions and applied research problems with a focus on inter-relationships between the structure and function of tissues and biomaterials.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach, we draw on knowledge and techniques from engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine to improve understanding of tissue development, normal function, aging, injury, and repair.
Undergraduate student Luke Vincent designed, built, and programmed a new 3-point bending apparatus.
Master's student Tyler Herod discovered regional differences in the nanostructure and mechanics of intervertebral discs.
PhD student Brendan Grue developed a new method for producing mineralized collagen scaffolds for bone regeneration.
Master's student Andrew Quigley discovered different force-elongation responses in nanometer-sized collagen fibrils.
Master's student Khaled Hijazi demonstrated that the tensile strength of tendon is limited by nanoscale collagen fibril failure.
First-year undergraduate students discovered differences in collagen molecule development in high and low load tendons.
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