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Lab Meetings

Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in Clark Center, Room S362 unless otherwise noted.

The current lab meeting coordinators are Amy Silder and Tim Dorn.

Winter 2013(tenative)

Date Presenter Topic
01/08/2013 NMBL Goals Meeting
01/15/2013 Matt Millard  
01/22/2013 Holly Liske  
01/29/2013 Samir Menon  

02/05/2013 W-355

Amy Silder  
02/12/2013 OpenSim Development Team  
02/19/2013 Saikat Pal  
02/26/2013 NMBL Elevator Talk
03/05/2013 Kate Montgomery  
03/12/2013 Katelyn Cahill-Thompson  
03/19/2013 Carmichael Ong  

03/26/2013 W-355

Matt DeMers  


Past Meeting Schedules:

Fall 2012

Date Presenter Topic
09/25/2012 Matt DeMers Paper review
10/02/2012 Carmichael Ong Research Update
10/09/2012 Igor Mordatch Motion planning and control in graphics
10/16/2012 Tom Uchida Research Update
10/23/2012 Reed Ferber & Blayne Hettinga Multi-center biomechanical data collection and research
10/30/2012 Apoorva Rajagopal Research Update
11/06/2012 Kate Montgomery, Shrivat Iyer & Holly Liske Best of SFN conference
11/13/2012 Scott Delp State of NMBL
11/20/2012 Thanksgiving Break Potluck
12/04/2012 Tom Lintern Head dynamics in shaken baby syndrome
12/11/2012 Tim Dorn Research Update
12/18/2012 Andrew Weitz Research Update

Summer 2012

Date Presenter Topic
07/03/2012 Ian Stavness ASB talk on muscle wrapping
07/10/2012 Amy Silder Research Update
07/17/2012 Saikat Pal Research Update
07/24/2012 Apoorva Rajagopal & Denny Delp Research Update
07/31/2012 Vahagn Stepanayn, Ajay Seth, Jack Wang FES Rowing, ASB talk, Siggraph talk
08/06/2012 Pete Shull, Shrivats Iyer ASB talk, Practice Quals
08/13/2012 Emel Demircan Robotics-based Reconstruction and Synthesis of Human Motion
08/21/2012 OpenSim Visiting Scholars Research Update
08/28/2012 Richard Souza Knee biomechanics and running injuries
09/04/2012 Kate Montgomery, Andreas Scholtz Research Updates
09/11/2012 Jenny Yong Research Update
09/18/2012 Xuefeng Chen Practice Quals

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Spring 2012

Date Presenter Topic
04/03/2012 Ajay Seth Research Update
04/10/2012 David Wager Paper Review
04/17/2012 Silvia Blemker "Making the transition to a faculty career in biomechanics"
04/24/2012 Edith Arnold Practice Defense
05/01/2012 Melinda Cromie Practice Defense
05/08/2012 Scott Delp Writing
05/15/2012 Gabriel Sanchez Practice Defense
05/22/2012 Chris Towne Research Update
05/29/2012 Xuefeng Chen Research Update
06/05/2012 Jenny Yong Research Update
06/12/2012 Holly Liske, Matt Millard Research Update, Poster Review

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Winter 2012

Date Presenter Topic
01/14/2012 NMBL Winter Goals Meeting
01/17/2012 Jack Wang, Luke Dahl Research Update
01/23/2012 Scott Delp Research Update
02/01/2012 Matt Demers Research Update
02/09/2012 Hossein Mkhtarzadeh, Kate Ewing, Fatehmeh Malekipour "Knee injuries due to high-impact loading: Understanding the mechanisms at the macro and micro levels"
02/14/2012 Kate Montgomery Research Update
02/21/2012 Tim Dorn Research Update
02/28/2012 Shrivats Iyer Research Update
03/06/2012 Ian Staveness Research Update
03/12/2012 Sam Hamner Practice Defense
03/21/2012 Gabriel Sanchez Research Update

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Fall 2011

Date Presenter Topic
09/27/2011 Jenny Yong &
Kat Steele
Practice Quals &
Cartilage Thickness Stats
10/04/2011 Gabriel Sanchez &
Edith Arnold
Research Update &
Tips for making manuscript-ready figures
10/11/2011 Chris Towne &
Russell Toll
Research Update & Smart Helmet Design to Reduce Combat Head Trauma
10/18/2011 Chand John Research Update
10/25/2011 David Wagner Research Update
11/01/2011 Holly Liske Research Update
11/08/2011 Melinda Cromie Research Update
11/15/2011 Edith Arnold Research Update
11/22/2011 Thanksgiving Break No Meeting
11/29/2011 Kat Steele Research Update
12/06/2011 Xuefeng Chen Research Update
12/13/2011 Matt Milliard Research Update

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Summer 2011

Date Presenter Topic
07/12/2011 NMBL Summer Goals Meeting
07/19/2011 Jack Wang Research Update
07/26/2011 Glen Lichtwark Research Update
08/02/2011 Amy Silder Research Update
08/09/2011 Matt DeMers Research Update
08/16/2011 Kate Montgomery &
Holly Liske
Research Update
08/23/2011 Shrivats Iyer Research Update
08/30/2011 Katelyn Cahill-Thompson & Chand John Research Update
09/6/2011 Saikat Pal &
Melinda Cromie
Research Update &
Sarcomere Length Variability
09/13/2011 Samuel Hamner &
Shrivats Iyer
Research Update &
How to use Prezi
09/20/2011 Ajay Seth &
Marjolien van der Krogt
Shoulder Modeling &
Spastic Reflex Controller

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Spring 2011

Date Presenter Topic
03/29/2011 Kevin McGill Palo Alto VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center
04/05/2011 Chris Towne Research Update (Optogenetics)
04/12/2011 Jennifer Hicks OpenSim/NCSRR Update
04/19/2011 Gabriel Sanchez Research Update (Sarcomere Imaging)
04/26/2011 Chand John Research Update
05/03/2011 Amy Silder Research Update
05/10/2011 David Wagner Research Update
05/17/2011 Holly Liske Research Update
05/24/2011 Melinda Cromie Research Update
05/31/2011 Edith Arnold Research Update
06/07/2011 Kat Steele Research Update

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Winter 2011

Date Presenter Topic
01/11/2011 NMBL Winter Goals Meeting
01/18/2011 Matt Demers Research Update
01/25/2011 Kate Montgomery, Shrivats Iyer Research Update
02/01/2011 Mandy Koop Practice Defense
02/08/2011 Saikat Pal Grant Review
02/15/2011 Sam Hamner Practice OpenSim Webinar
02/22/2011 Ajay Seth Research Update
03/01/2011 Paul Mitiguy OpenSim K-12 Project
03/08/2011 Jenny Yong Research Update
03/15/2011 Melanie Fox Research Update

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Fall 2010

Date Presenter Topic
10/1/2010 NMBL and Koltun Lab Meet and Greet
10/12/2010 Katy Keenan Determination of cartilage modulus from MR images
10/19/2010 Kat Steele Research Update
10/26/2010 Melinda Cromie Research Update
11/2/2010 Erin Butler Research Update
11/9/2010
Matt DeMers Research Update
11/16/2010 Sam Hamner Research Update
11/30/2010 Edith Arnold Research Update
12/7/2010 James Dunne Research Update

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Summer 2010

Date Presenter Topic
6/18/2010 Melanie Fox Gait Course Practice Talk
6/25/2010 Chand John Solidifying the field of computational biomechanic
7/9/2010 Samir Menon Introduction to Research
7/23/2010

Scott Delp

Designing the ultimate NMBL environment
7/30/2010 Christie Draper ASB Practice Talk
8/6/2010 Holly Liske Research Update: Spasticity reduction with optogenetics
8/20/2010
Jen Hicks Defense Practice Talk
8/27/2010 NMBL
ASB Conference Re-Cap
9/3/2010 NMBL Paper Review
9/10/2010 Chand John How important are intrinsic muscle properties in maintaining stability?
9/17/2010 Gabriel Sanchez A Mobile Multi-Photon Microscope for Minimally Invasive Investigations of Muscle Sarcomere Function
9/24/2010 Amy Silder A Tutorial on Electromyography and Data Analysis

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Spring 2010

Date Presenter Topic
4/2/2010 NMBL Spring Goals
4/9/2010 Christie Draper Using PET/CT to detect increased bone metabolism in patients with patellofemoral pain
4/23/2010 Saikat Pal Quadriceps Imbalance as a Cause for Patellar Maltracking in Patellofemoral Pain Subjects
4/30/2010

OpemSim

OpemSim End-of-Seminar Project Presentations
5/7/2010 Melanie Fox JEGM Practice Talk
5/14/2010 Edith Arnold Research Update
5/21/2010 Jen Hicks Research Update
5/28/2010
Sam Hamner
Research Update
6/4/2010 Melinda Cromie Research Update

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Winter 2010

Date Presenter Topic
1/8/2010 NMBL Winter Goals
1/15/2010 Amy Silder The Influence of Prior Hamstring Injury on Lengthening Muscle Tissue Mechanics
1/20/2010 Mike Schwartz Research Update
1/29/2010 Matt DeMers Practice Quals: Estimation of knee forces during walking
2/5/2010

Marcus Lee

Stereoscopic filming for investigating evasive side-stepping and anterior cruciate ligament injury risk
2/12/2010 Scott Delp "Choose You Own Adventure"
2/19/2010 Chand John Research Update
2/26/2010 Kat Steele Research Update
3/5/2010
Claes Hultling
Research on Spinal Cord Injuries
3/12/2010 David Lin Bear Talk
3/19/2010 Katy Keenan Research Update

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Fall 2009

Date Presenter Topic
9/11/2009 Chand John Research Update
9/25/2009 NMBL Fall Goals
10/2/2009 Kat Steele, Melinda Cromie, and Edith Arnold Debrief on the Muscle Conference
10/9/2009 Matt DeMers Research Update
10/16/2009

David Lin,
Washington State University

Sarcomere Inhomogeneity:  does it occur in active in vivo muscle?
10/23/2009 Dave Parker Defense Practice Talk
10/30/2009 OpenSim Jamboree  
11/7/2009 Anita Vasavada Examination of moment arms in the neck musculoskeletal system
11/14/2009 Scott Delp "Choose You Own Adventure"
11/21/2009 Kath Boyer Bone Mineral Density and Walking
12/3/2009 Amy Silder Research Update
12/11/2009 Pete Shull Real-time Haptic Gait Retraining to Alter Knee Joint Loading

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Summer 2009

Date Presenter Topic
6/19/2009 Sam Hamner Practice Talk for the ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation
6/29/2009 Jeff Reinbolt and Ajay Seth Practice Talks for ISB
7/10/2009 Melanie Fox Research Update
7/17/2009 Josh Webb Defense Practice Talk
7/24/2009 Robert Reiner Robot and VR Aided Motion Training in Rehabilitation and Sports
7/31/2009 Marjolein van der Krogt Experiments and Simulations of Jumping, Hopping, and (CP) Walking
8/7/2009 Virginia Chu Defense Practice Talk
8/21/2009 Christie Draper Patellofemoral joint kinematic differences exist between high-load and low-load conditions in subjects with patellofemoral pain
8/28/2009 Saikat Pal, Ajay Seth, and Jeff Reinbolt Debrief on the ISB Conference
9/4/2009 Marjolein van der Krogt Research Wrap-Up

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Spring 2009

Date Presenter Topic

4/24/2009

Christie Draper, Saikat Pal, and Thor Besier Practice Talks for the Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat
5/15/2009 Christie Draper and Sam Hamner Practice Talks for the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

5/30/2009

Sahana Kukke Defense Practice Talk

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Winter 2009

Date Presenter Topic

1/9/2009

NMBL Winter Quarter Goals
1/23/2009 Dave Parker Defense Practice Talk

1/30/2009

Edith Arnold Research Update
2/6/2009 Kat Steele Quals Practice Talk
2/13/2009 Thor Besier Research Update
2/20/2009 Jen Hicks and Melanie Fox GCMAS Conference Practice Talk
2/27/2009 Sam Hamner and Kat Steele GCMAS Conference Practice Talk
3/6/2009 Nick Giori New and Controversial Topics in Orthopedics
3/13/2009 Mike Llewellyn Defense Practice Talk

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Fall 2008

Date Presenter Topic

9/26/2008

Sam Hamner Practice Quals Talk
10/3/2008 NMBL Fall Quarter Goals

10/10/2008

David Lloyd, University of Western Australia Musculo-skeletal loading in preventing knee injury and slowing degeneration
10/17/2008 Jenny McConnell Effect of taping on glenohumeral kinematics and kinectics
10/24/2008 KC Huang Getting into shape: the mechanics of bacterial morphology determination
10/31/2008 Christie Draper Patellofemoral joint mechanics
11/7/2008 Krishna Shenoy  
11/14/2008 Chand John and Melanie Fox Muscle contributions to swing initiation and medial-lateral sway at multiple walking speeds
11/21/2008 Saikat Pal Explicit finite element modeling of joint mechanics
12/12/2008 Gabriel Sanchez and Melinda Cromie Research Update

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Summer 2008

Date Presenter Topic

6/13/2008

Ajay Seth Research Update
6/20/2008 NMBL Summer Quarter Goals

6/27/2008

Josh Webb Practice Conference Talk
7/11/2008 Jeff Reinbolt Manuscript Review
7/18/2008 Mike Llewellyn Research Update
7/25/2008 Katy Keenan Research Update
8/1/2008 Ajay Seth and Sam Hamner ASB Poster Practice
8/8/2008 Sanjay Dastoor, Cutkosky Lab Artificial muscle technology & biomechanics tools for robotics research
8/15/2008 Tom Erez, Washington University in St. Louis Optimal Control for Computational Biomechanics
8/22/2008 NMBL Beer, Bikes, & Biomechanics
9/5/2008 Eric Lew Research Update
9/12/2008 Matt DeMers Research Updates
9/19/2008 Kat Steele & Christine McLeavey Research Update

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Spring 2008

Date Presenter Topic

4/4/2008

Gabriel Sanchez

Quals Practice Talk

4/18/2008

Melinda Cromie

NMBL Journal Club: "Extra" force in eccentric muscle contractions

4/25/2008 Dave Parker Defense Practice Talk
5/2/2008 Doug Wilde Effective Technical Teams
5/9/2008 Karl Deisseroth  
5/16/2008

Mike Schwartz,
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Gait Features and You: Partners in Freedom

Thursday
5/29/2008
S-362

Jennifer Hicks Research Update
6/6/2008 Mandy Koop Research Update

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Winter 2008

Date Presenter Topic

1/11/2008

Scott Delp

Excelling as a Doctoral Student

1/18/2008

NBML

Winter Quarter Goals

1/25/2008 Edith Arnold Lower Extremity Model
2/8/2008 Melanie Fox Rectus-Femoris Fiber Simulations
2/15/2008 Sam Hamner Simulation of Running
2/22/2008 May Liu Defense Practice Talk
3/7/2008 Josh Webb Shoulder Stability
3/14/2008 Chand John Final Walking Simulations
3/21/2008 Melinda Cromie PhD Thesis Proposal

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Fall 2007

Date Presenter Topic

9/28/2007

Rick Lieber and Sam Ward, UCSD

Research Presentation

10/5/2007

Melanie Fox

Practice Quals Presentation

10/12/2007

Dave Parker

Research Update
10/19/2007

Cathy Holt,
Cardiff University, UK

Biomechanics and biomaterials research at Cardiff: Current activities, developing research areas and future aspirations
10/26/2007

Hartmut Geyer, MIT

From mechanics to motor control of compliant legged locomotion
11/2/2007 May Liu Research Update
11/9/2007

Virginia Chu,
Sanger Lab

Practice Quals Presentation
11/16/2006 Luis Sentis,
Computer Science
Postdoctoral Fellow
Robotic Methods for the Synthesis, Reconstruction, and Analysis of Human Motion
11/30/2007 Christie Draper Measurements of patellofemoral joint geometry and motion using MRI
12/7/2007

Vish Unnithan,
Liverpool Hope University

Exercise Evaluation of the Child with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

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Summer 2007

Date Presenter Topic

6/29/2007

NMBL

Summer Quarter Goals

7/6/2007

Chand John

Overview of the Dynamic Walking III Conference

7/13/2007

Martijn Klein Horsman Development and validation of a comprehensive musculoskeletal model of the lower extremity
7/20/2007 Jeff Reinbolt Scientific Writing Workshop
7/27/2007 Marcus Thomson Simulation Study on the Evolution of Human Gait
8/3/2007

Christie Draper
Edith Arnold
Mike Llewellyn

ASB Practice Talks

8/10/2007
All Day

OpenSim Group Practice OpenSim Tutorial: No Regular Meeting

8/13/2007
12 pm
Extra Meeting

Jen Hicks
Josh Webb
Melanie Fox
Melinda Cromie

ASB Practice Talks
8/17/2007 Chand John
Clay Anderson
Jeff Reinbolt
Thor Besier
ASB Practice Talks
8/24/2007 ASB Conference No Regular Meeting
8/31/2007 NMBL ASB Wrap-Up
9/7/2007 Jung-Chi Liao Research Update
9/14/2007 Katy Keenan Practice Quals Talk
9/21/2007 Erin Butler Practice Quals Talk

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Spring 2007

Date Presenter Topic

4/6/2007

NMBL

Spring Quarter Goals

4/13/2007

Chand John

How To Do Research

4/20/2007
E-350

Charlie Taylor Tour of the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab

4/27/2007
Durand 061

Chris Dyrby Tour of the Biomotion Lab
5/4/2007 Jennifer Hicks Research Update: Mechanics-Based Treatment of Patients with Crouch Gait and Tibial Torsion
5/11/2007 Edith Arnold Research Update
5/18/2007 Josh Webb Research Update
6/1/2007 Melinda Cromie Journal Club: Mechanics and Muscle Development
6/15/2007
11 am
Scott Delp Form and Function: Anatomy and Biomechanics in Italian Renaissance Art

6/22/2007

Adam Grossman Quals Practice

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Winter 2007

Date Presenter Topic

1/12/2007

NMBL

Winter Quarter Goals

1/19/2007

Katherine Boyer,
Postdoctoral Fellow, BioMotion Lab

Healthy older walkers, hip joint forces and bone density

1/26/2007
S-344
Laura Pierce Tour of 3D Radiology Lab
2/2/2007 Clay Anderson and Ayman Habib OpenSim Demo
2/9/2007 NMBL Review of Musculoskeletal Modeling Software
2/16/2007 Jung-Chi Liao Research Update: Modeling Myosin
3/2/2007 May Liu Research Update: Walking Speeds
3/9/2007 Christie Draper Reasearh Update
3/16/2007 Dave Parker Research Update
3/23/2007 Ajay Seth A Neuromusculoskeletal Tracking Method for Estimating Muscle Forces in Human
Gait from Experimental Movement Data

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Fall 2006

Date Presenter Topic

9/29/2006

Jeff Reinbolt

Investigating Stiff-Knee Gait with Subject-Specific Simulation

10/6/2006

NMBL

Fall Quarter Goals

10/20/2006 Melinda Cromie Research Update
10/27/2006 Eran Guendelman Research Update
11/3/2006 Jaeheung Park Contact Consistent Control
11/10/2006 Vince De Sapio Practice Defense
11/17/2006 Mike Llewellyn Research Update
12/1/2005 Thor Besier Tour of Sports Medicine Center
12/8/2006 Melanie Fox Research Update

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Summer 2006

Date Presenter Topic

6/30/2006

NMBL

Summer Goals

7/7/2006

Jennie Jin

Biomechanical Analysis of Australopithecus afarensis upper limb morphology

7/14/2006 Kate Holzbaur World Congress Practice
7/21/2006 Bob Spilker Analysis of Tissues in Joints
8/11/2006 John Hutchinson Research Update
8/18/2006 Mandy Koop Quals Practice
8/25/2006 Sahana Kukke Quals Practice
9/1/2006 Jennifer Hicks Quals Practice
9/8/2006 Chand John Quals Practice
9/15/2006 Edith Arnold Research Update
9/22/2006 Josh Webb Research Update
9/29/2006
S-361
Jeff Reinbolt Research Update

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Spring 2006

Date Presenter Topic

4/7/2006
1:30 pm
E-105

Jaak Duysens,
M.D, Ph.D.
Radboud University
The Netherlalnds. 

“The Strings Attached to Hamstrings”: The Role of Reflexes in Locomotion

4/14/2006
1:00 pm

Trenna Sutcliffe, M.D.
Developmental Biology

Constraint-Induced Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

4/21/2006 Chand John Physics-Based Simulation in the “Computer Science World”
4/28/2006

Rachel Weinstein
PhD student in Ron Fedkiw’s Lab

Rigid-Body Dynamics and Simulation
5/5/2006

Vince DeSapio

The Control of Kinematically Constrained Shoulder Complexes: Physiological and Humanoid Examples

5/12/2006
S-361

Tony Sherbondy
PhD student in Sandy Napel’s Lab

TBA
5/19/2006 Allison Arnold Muscle-Actuated Simulation and Analysis of Swing-Phase Knee Motion during Normal Gait
5/26/2006 Ilse Jonkers Muscle Contributions to Forward Progression in Hemiparetic Gait at Self-Selected and Fast Speeds
6/2/2006 Josh Webb Research Update
6/9/2006 Christie Draper Research Update

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Winter 2006

Date Presenter Topic
1/13/2006 Dan Garza, MD Teaching Biomechanical Concepts to Human Biology Majors: Brainstorming
1/20/2006 Chand John RRA Algorithm: Update
1/27/2006 Jung-Chi Liao Novel Dwell Time Method: Update
2/3/2006 Dave Parker Myosin V: Dissertation Plan
2/10/2006 Mike Llewellyn Two Photon Mircroendoscopy: Update
2/17/2006

Volker Koch, a student of Kevin McGill

Modeling and Estimation using Belief Propagation in Graphical Models
2/24/2006 Rob Siston Journal Club
3/3/2006 Aaron Batista, Postdoctoral Fellow with Krishna Shenoy
Mapping the Reach Reference Frame Transformation onto the Cortex
3/10/2006 Johan van Doornik, Postdoctoral Scholar with Terry Sanger Characterization of Reflexive Resistance to Elbow Extensions in Childhood Hypertonic Dystonia
3/17/2006 Jen Hicks Tibial Torsion Project: Update
3/24/2006 NMBL Journal Club

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Fall 2005

Date Presenter Topic
10/21/2005 Dana Carpenter Bone Remodeling
11/4/2005 Thor Besier Update on Patellofemoral Pain Project
11/11/2005 Silvia Blemker Unveiling of the New NMBL Website
11/18/2005 Wendy Murray and Anca Velisar Forward Dynamics Modeling of the Upper Limb
12/2/2005 Thor Besier Review of Optimization Models to Calculate Joint Kinematics
12/9/2005 Felix Zajac and NMBL End of the Year Slide Show

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Fall 2004

Date Presenter Topic
9/24/2004 NMBL Development of a NMBL Resource and Mentoring New Students in Research
9/27/2004 Richard Baker  
10/8/2004 Scott Delp, Clay Anderson, Ayman Habib, and Silvia Blemker BISTI Project Update
10/15/2004 Silvia Blemker NMBL Website Revisions
10/29/2004 Allison Arnold and Kate Holzbaur Review of Ting and Macpherson, Journal of Neurophysiology
11/5/2004 Ilse Jonkers and Carolyn Patten Lokomat Project at VA RR&D Center
11/12/2004 Brian Hargreaves Scanning at the MRSRL
11/19/2004 Wendy Murray Research Update
12/3/2004 Lise Worthen  
12/17/2004 Silvia Blemker and Dave Parker Review of Papers About Titin

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Summer 2004

Date Presenter Topic
7/2/2004 NMBL Members and Affiliates Summer Research Goals
7/9/2004 Dave Parker Quals Practice
7/16/2004 Jorge Amrosio, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal Applications of Multibody Dynamics, Human Locomotion Analysis
7/23/2004 Thor Besier Update on Finite Element Models
7/30/2004 Wendy Murray Review of Lieber et al., Muscle and Nerve, 29: 615-627, 2004
8/6/2004 Rob Siston Data from Cadaver Studies
8/13/2004 Karl Diesseroth, Bioengineering Department Stem Cells and Neural Remodeling
8/27/2004 Journal Club Revew of a Set of Related Papers by Donelan, Kuo, Neptune et al.
9/3/2004 NMBL Members Practice Talks for ASB
9/17/2004 Christie Draper Quals Practice

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Winter 2003

Date Presenter Topic
1/10/2003 Scott Delp Anatomy and Biomechanics in Italian Renaissance Art
1/17/2003 George Chen Stroke: Speed-Independent Gait Differences
1/24/2003 May Liu The Influence of Muscles on Forward Progression During the Stance Phase of Normal Gait
1/31/2003 Rob Siston Dissertation Proposal
2/7/2003 Saryn Goldberg Muscles that Influcence Knee Flexion Velocity at the End of Double Support
2/14/2003 Jill Higginson Equinus Gait
3/14/2003 Dave Parker Myosin V Project

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Fall 2002

Date Presenter Topic
10/18/2002 Dennis Cody Patellofemoral Pain
10/25/2002 May Liu  
11/1/2002 Vince DeSapio  
11/8/2002 Anca Velisar  
11/15/2002 Anita Bagley, Northern California Shriner's Hospital  
12/6/2002 Victor Ng, Honda Research Laboratory  

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Summer 2002

Date Presenter Topic
6/7/2002 Blake Ashby Optimal Control Strategies for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Problems
6/28/2002 Kevin McGill Motor Unit Architecture in Long, Parallel-Fibered Human Muscles
7/12/2002 John Hutchinson and Katie Hammond Paper Review: Scaling of Musculoskeletal Mechanics and Locomotor Performance in Mammals
7/19/2002 Li-Qun Zhang, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago  
7/26/2002 Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Cornell University  
8/2/2002 Scott Delp Overview of the New Department of Bioengineering and the Clark Center
8/16/2002   World Congress of Biomechanics Recap and Discussion
8/23/2002 Jonas Rubenson, University of Western Australia Ostrich Locomotion
9/6/2002 Katie Hammond  
9/13/2002 May Liu Mucle-Tendon Lengths and Joint Kinematics Beforea nd After Surgery to Treat Crouch Gait
9/20/2002 Bob Full, UC Berkeley  

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Spring 2002

Date Presenter Topic
4/3/2002 Rob Siston Knee Nav Project, Tour of MERL
4/12/2002 Kate Holzbaur Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Model
4/19/2002 Allison Arnold Review of Selected Papers by Natalia Dounskaia
5/3/2002 Natalia Dounskaia, Arizona State University Influence of Peripheral Mechanics on Control of Multijoint Movements
5/8/2002 Silvia Blemker Practice Talk for ISMRM
5/10/2002 Minayori Kumamoto, Lab of Image Information, Science, and Technology, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Functional Characteristics of Biarticular Muscles
5/17/2002 Clay Anderson and Saryn Goldberg Muscle Coordination of Swing Leg Progression and Clearance During Gait
5/24/2002 Clay Anderson and Saryn Goldberg Muscle Coordination of Swing Leg, Continued
5/31/2002 Jill Higginson  

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Winter 2002

Date Presenter Topic
1/11/2002 Deborah King Experimental Techniques to Analyze Figure Skating Jumps
1/16/2002 Darryl Thelen Manuscript Review: Abnormal Coupling in CP
1/23/2002 Felix Zajac Limitations to Induced Acceleration Analyses
1/30/2002 Behzad Dariush A Novel Recursive Inverse Dynamics Algorithm
2/6/2002 Joe Towles Effect of Thumb Posture on Endpoint Forces Produced by Thumb Muscles: Application to Reconstructive Surgery in Tetraplegia
2/13/2002 May Liu Muscle-Tendon Lengths after Surgery to Treat Crough Gait
2/20/2002 Dennis Cody VA Conference Summary
2/27/2002 Wendy Marray Can We Improve Outcomes of Brachioradialis Transfer?
3/6/2002 George Chen Treadmill Walking with Harness Support

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Fall 2001

Date Presenter Topic
9/21/2001 John Hutchinson Can Elephants Run?
9/28/2001 Rob Siston Revew and Demos of the Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery System
10/12/2001 Steve Interlimb Influences on the Excitation of Paretic Leg Muscles During Lower Limb Exercise Post-Stroke
10/19/2001 Darryl Thelen Tracking Human Movement
10/26/2001 Joel Brown Soft-Tissue Modeling for Surgical Simulation
11/2/2001   Tour of the New Motion Lab at the Packard Children's Hospital
11/16/2001 Scott Delp and Allison Arnold Manuscrpit Review, Muscle-Tendon Lengths
11/30/2001 Jill Higginson Walking Speed May Be Affected by Impaired Coordination of Soleus and Vastus After Stroke

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Summer 2001

Date Presenter Topic
6/15/2001   Review of Hatze's Papers
6/22/2001 Wendy Murray Lab Tour, VA Hosptal
6/29/2001 Deanna Asakawa Dynamica MR Imaging of Muscle Function
7/27/2001 Silvia Blemker 3D Muscle Modeling
8/3/2001 Clay Anderson and Deanna Asakawa ASB Practice
8/24/2001 Clay Anderson and Silvia Blemker SIGGRAPH Debriefing
8/31/2001 John Hutchinson Could the T-Rex Have Run?
9/14/2001 Saryn Goldberg Potential Causes of Diminished Knee Flexion in Stiff-Knee Gait

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