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Congratulations Kyoko and Michael!

Kyoko and Michael have successfully defended their doctoral thesis – congratulations!

2016-05-15 20.03.07

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Honoring Alan Wineman at USNCTAM 2014

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

Alan Wineman and Kristin Myers

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Eli Presents Poster at SURF Symposium


Eli and Kyoko developed new methods to mechanically test uterine tissue to understand its function during pregnancy. Congratulations to Eli for an excellent research poster at this year’s Columbia University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) poster session at the Low Library.

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Welcome Ash!

Our lab would like to welcome a new PhD student to Columbia and the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Ashutosh Giri. Ash comes to us from the University of Pittsburgh and Adelphi University. This semester he will be TAing the Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Course with Prof. Myers.

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Collaborative Cervix Research Group Research Capsule

The work of our collaborators in the Kitajewski lab at the Columbia University Medical Center were featured in a news brief for their groundbreaking work on the Anthrax Toxin Receptor 2 (ANTXR2) protein. Their work explores the importance of cervical extracellular matrix maintenance for a healthy labor and birth.

[Columbia University Medical School News]

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The Rodriguez Family Junior Faculty Development Award

Professor Myers will be given the Rodriguez Family Junior Faculty Development Award at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Class Day on May 14, 2012. This award was founded by SEAS alumni Ana Rodriguez (SEAS’86, ’88) and her brother, Marcos (SEAS’83), to support and recognize the achievements of under-represented junior faculty.

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Robots as a Research Tool – Oyen Lab Cambridge

Watch our collaborator Dr. Michelle Oyen from the Engineering Department at Cambridge University use the Lego Mindstorm in a clever way to execute her biomechanics research!

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