The Myers Lab will be presenting 2 podium and 1 poster presentation at this year’s World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston. These presentations will be a part of the Reproductive Biomechanics and FEBio Symposia.
Reproductive Biomechanics Symposium:
1. The Constitutive Modeling of Human Cervical Tissue, presented by Kristin M.Myers
2. Cervical Tissue Remodeling and Collagen Crosslinks in Infection and Non-Infection Based Preterm Birth Mouse Models, presented by Kyoko Yoshida
3. A Finite Element Model of the Female Pelvic Region during Pregnancy, presented by Kristin M. Myers (first author: Michael Fernandez)
Coauthors: Joy Vink, MD, Ronald Wapner, MD, Mala Mahendroo, PhD, Michael Fernandez, Wang (Frank) Yao, Noelia Zork, MD, Serge Cremers, PhD Honfeng Jiang, PhD, & David Paik, MD
The Myers lab had the pleasure to join fellow mechanics colleagues and other former students to honor Alan Wineman in his 50th year of teaching at the University of Michigan at this year’s USNCTAM meeting at MSU. Our work in trying to understand and model the complex collagen remodeling behavior of cervical tissue during pregnancy is directly inspired by Prof. Wineman’s work in scission and crossliking of rubbers. Kudos, Alan, to an amazing career and inspiring so many students!
Alan Wineman and Kristin Myers
The Myers lab presented two posters at this years SGI meeting in Orlando Florida. Both posters presented our investigation into the correlation between cervical mechanical strength and collagen crosslink density during cervical remodeling. Here, Kyoko explains her methodology to determine the swelling characteristics of the cervix during pregnancy.
Our lab will be presenting three abstracts at this year’s ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference under the Reproductive Solid Mechanics subtheme. Kyoko and Michael are both finalists in the PhD competition and will be presenting their work during the PhD podium sessions.
We will be presenting at this year’s Society of Gynecologic Investigation Meeting in San Diego. Kyoko’s abstract is entitled Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2 Knock-out and Wild-type Mouse Cervix Exhibit Time- Dependent Mechanical Properties, and Michael’s abstract is entitled Direct Permeability Measurements of Pregnant and Nonpregnant Human Cervical Tissue
I am happy to announce there will be a Reproductive Solid Mechanics sub theme at this year’s Summer Bioengineering Conference. Deadline for abstract submission is this Friday, January 13, 2012. [info]