Our preterm birth research is featured in the Fall/Winter 2015 Columbia Medicine Alumni Magazine along with all of our Columbia colleagues working towards understanding and reducing the burden of preterm birth.
The Myers lab has open graduate research positions in reproductive biomechanics. The job tasks include: the mechanical testing of collagenous tissues, investigating steroid hormone and extracellular matrix biochemistry, hyperelastic material constitutive modeling, analysis of the growth and remodeling of biologic tissues, and finite element modeling. Please contact email@example.com with your CV if interested.
Find our new finite element study of pregnancy on-line in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. This study calculates the mechanical loading on the cervix for two pregnant patients, using geometry derived from MRI scans and material parameters from our previous experiments.
Our clinical collaborator, Dr. Joy Vink has been selected as a 2015 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar. This program supports physician-scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center to conduct translational research designed to bring new treatments for patients.
Congratulations Dr. Vink!
Great news! Dr. Myers recently won the NSF CAREER award for her project, “Growth and Remodeling of the Uterine Cervix during Pregnancy”.
This award will help support our ongoing investigation of the underlying causes of preterm cervical remodeling. Specifically, this work will focus on determining the biochemical and mechanical property changes that occur under various hormonal cues during pregnancy.
Congratulations Dr. Myers!