Compiled Online Databases:

Google Scholar Profile [link], PubMed NCBI [link], ORCID [link], ResearchGate [link], Scopus Author Page [link]


  1. L. Shi, L. Hu, N. Lee, S. Fang, K. Myers. Three-dimensional anisotropic hyperelastic constitutive model describing the mechanical response of human and mouse cervix. Acta Biomaterialia, 2022 [doi: /10.1016/j.actbio.2022.07.062]
  2. N. Lee, L. Shi, M. Colon-Caraballo, S. Nallasamy, M. Mahendroo, R.V. Iozzo, K. Myers. Mechanical response of mouse cervices lacking decoring and biglycan during pregnancy. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2022 [doi: 10.1115/1.4054199]
  3. C.E. Barnum, S.S. Shetye, H. Fazelinia, B.A. Garcia, S. Fang, M. Alzamora, H. Li, L.M. Brown, C. Tang, K. Myers, R. Wapner, L.J. Soslowsky, J.Y. Vink. The non-pregnant and pregnant human cervix: a systematic proteomic analysis. Reproductive Science, 2022 [doi: 10.1007/s43032-022-00892-4]
  4. M. Colon-Caraballo, N. Lee, S. Nallasamy, K. Myers, D. Hudson, R.V. Iozzo, M. Mahendroo. Novel regulatory roles of small leucine-rich proteoglycans in remodeling of the uterine cervix in pregnancy. Matrix Biology, 2022;105:53–71. [doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2021.11.004].
  5. D.S. Fidalgo, M.C.P. Vila Pouca, D.A. Oliveira, E. Malanowska, K.M. Myers, R.M. Natal Jorge, and M.P.L. Parente. Mechanical Effects of a Maylard Scar During a Vaginal Birth After a Previous Caesarean. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2021;49:3593-3608. [doi:10.1007/s10439-021-02805-z].
  6. C. Jayyosi, N. Lee, S.P. Madhukaran, S. Nallasamy, M. Mahendroo, K. Myers. The swelling behavior of the mouse cervix: Changing kinetics with osmolarity and the role of hyaluronan in pregnancy. Acta Biomaterialia. 2021;135:414-424. [doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2021.08.018].
  7. Fang, S., McLean, J., Shi, L., Vink, J., Hendon, C., Myers, K. Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of the Human Uterus Measured by Spherical Indentation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2021;49(8)1923–1942. [doi:10.1007/s10439-021-02769-0].
  8. Louwagie EM, Carlson L, Over V, Mao L, Fang S, A. Westervelt, J. Vink, T. Hall, H. Feltovich, and K. Myers. Longitudinal ultrasonic dimensions and parametric solid models of the gravid uterus and cervix. PLOS ONE. 2021;16(1):e0242118. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0242118].
  9. Vink, J., Yu, V., Dahal, S., Lohner, J., Stern-Asher, C., Mourad, M., Davis, G., Xue, Z., Wang, S., Myers, K., Kitajewski, J., Chen, X., Wapner, R. J., Ananth, C. V., Sheetz, M., & Gallos, G. Extracellular Matrix Rigidity Modulates Human Cervical Smooth Muscle Contractility-New Insights into Premature Cervical Failure and Spontaneous Preterm Birth. Reproductive Sciences. 2021;28(1):237-251. [doi:10.1007/s43032-020-00268-6].
  10. J. P. McLean, S. Fang, G. Gallos, K. M. Myers, and C. P. Hendon. Three-dimensional collagen fiber mapping and tractography of human uterine tissue using OCT. Biomedical Optics Express. 2020;11(10):5518-5541. [doi:10.1364/BOE.397041].
  11. M. Zyablitskaya, C. Jayyosi, A. Takaoka, K. M. Myers, L. H. Suh, T. Nagasaki, S. L. Trokel, D. C. Paik. Topical Corneal Cross-Linking Solution Delivered Via Corneal Reservoir in Dutch-Belted Rabbits. Translational Vision Science & Technology. 2020;9(9):20. [doi:10.1167/tvst.9.9.20].
  12. Li, A., Liao, X., Zhang, H., Shi, L., Wang, P., Cheng, Q., Borovilas, J., Li, Z., Huang, W., Fu, Z., Dontigny, M., Zaghib, K., Myers, K., Chuan, X., Chen, X., Yang, Y., Nacre-Inspired Composite Electrolytes for Load-Bearing Solid-State Lithium-Metal Batteries. Advanced Materials. 2020;32(2):1905517. [doi:10.1002/adma.201905517].
  13. Q. Song, A. Li, L. Shi, C. Qian, T.G. Feric, Y. Fu, H. Zhang, Z. Li, P. Wang, Z. Li, H. Zhai, X. Wang, M. Dontigny, K. Zaghib, A. Park, K. Myers, X. Chuan, Y. Yang. Thermally stable, nano-porous and eco-friendly sodium alginate/attapulgite separator for lithium-ion batteries. Energy Storage Materials. 2019;22:48-56. [doi:10.1016/j.ensm.2019.06.033].
  14. Yoshida K, Jayyosi C, Lee N, Mahendroo M, Myers KM. Mechanics of cervical remodelling: insights from rodent models of pregnancy. Interface Focus. 2019;9(5):20190026. [doi:10.1098/rsfs.2019.0026].
  15. Miller KS, Myers K, Oyen M. Bioengineering in women’s health, volume 2: pregnancy—from implantation to parturition. Interface Focus. 2019;9(5):20190081. [doi:10.1098/rsfs.2019.0081].
  16. L. Shi, W. Yao, Y. Gan, L. Y. Zhao, W. E. McKee, J. Vink, R. J. Wapner, C. P. Hendon, and K Myers. Anisotropic Material Characterization of Human Cervix Tissue Based on Indentation and Inverse Finite Element Analysis. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 141.9 (2019). [doi:10.1115/1.4043977].
  17. Miller KS, Myers K, Oyen M. Bioengineering in women’s health: part I. Interface Focus. 2019;9(4):20190042. [doi:10.1098/rsfs.2019.0042].
  18. M. House, J. Kelly, N. Klebanov, K. Yoshida, K. Myers, and David L. Kaplan. Mechanical and Biochemical Effects of Progesterone on Engineered Cervical Tissue. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2018;24(23-24):1765-1774. [doi:10.1089/ten.tea.2018.0036].
  19. P. Yao, B. Zhu, H. Zhai, X. Liao, Y. Zhu, W. Xu, Q. Cheng, C. Jayyosi, Z. Li, J. Zhu, K. M. Myers, X. Chen, Y. Yang. PVDF/Palygorskite Nanowire Composite Electrolyte for 4 V Rechargeable Lithium Batteries with High Energy Density. Nano Letters. 2018;18(10):6113-6120. [doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01421].
  20. J. Vink and K. Myers. Cervical alterations in pregnancy. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2018;52:88-102. [doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2018.03.007].
  21. C. Jayyosi, N. Lee, A. Willcockson, S. Nallasamy, M. Mahendroo, K. Myers. The mechanical response of the mouse cervix to tensile cyclic loading in term and preterm pregnancy. Acta Biomaterialia. 2018;78(15):308-319. [doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2018.07.017].
  22. Hao, J., Yao, W., Harris, W. B. R., Vink, J. Y., Myers, K. M., & Donnelly, E. (2018). Characterization of the collagen microstructural organization of human cervical tissue, Reproduction, 156(1), 71-79. [doi:10.1530/REP-17-0763].
  23. B. Koullali, A. R. Westervelt, K. M. Myers, M. House. Prevention of preterm birth: Novel interventions for the cervix. Seminars in Perinatology. 2017;41(8):505-510. [doi:10.1053/j.semperi.2017.08.009].
  24. A. R. Westervelt and K. M. Myers. Computer modeling tools to understand the causes of preterm birth. Seminars in Perinatology. 2017;41(8):485-492. [doi:10.1053/j.semperi.2017.08.007].
  25. K. M. Myers and D. Elad. Biomechanics of the human uterus. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. May 2017. doi:10.1002/wsbm.1388.
  26. A. R. Westervelt, M. Fernandez, M. House, J. Vink, C.L. Nhan-Chang, R. Wapner, and K. Myers. A Parameterized Ultrasound-Based Finite Element Analysis of the Mechanical Environment of Pregnancy. J Biomech Eng. 2017;139(5). [doi:10.1115/1.4036259].
  27. S. Nallasamy, K. Yoshida, M. Akins, K. Myers, R. Iozzo, and M. Mahendroo. Steroid hormones are key modulators of tissue mechanical function via regulation of collagen and elastic fibers. Endocrinology. 2017;158(4):950-962. doi:10.1210/en.2016-1930.
  28. J. Y. Vink, S. Qin, C.O. Brock, N. Zork, H. Feltovich, X. Chen, P. Urie, K. Myers, T. Hall, and R. Wapner. A new paradigm for the role of smooth muscle cells in the human cervix. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016;215(4):478.e1-478.e11. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2016.04.053.
  29. K. Yoshida, M. Mahendroo, J. Vink, R. Wapner, and K. Myers. Material properties of mouse cervical tissue in normal gestation. Acta Biomater. 2016;36:195-209. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2016.03.005.
  30. W. Yao, Y. Gan, K. M. Myers, J. Y. Vink, R. J. Wapner, and C.P. Hendon. Collagen Fiber Orientation and Dispersion in the Upper Cervix of Non-Pregnant and Pregnant Women. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(11):e0166709. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166709.
  31. M. Fernandez, M. House, S. Jambawalikar, N. Zork, J. Vink, R. Wapner, and K. Myers. Investigating the mechanical function of the cervix during pregnancy using finite element models derived from high-resolution 3D MRI. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2016;19(4):404-417. doi:10.1080/10255842.2015.1033163.
  32. K. M. Myers, C. Hendon, Y. Gan, W. Yao, K. Yoshida, M. Fernandez, J. Vink, and R. Wapner. A continuous fiber distribution material model for human cervical tissue. Journal of Biomechanics. 2015;48(9):1533-1540. [doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.060].
  33. K. M. Myers, H. Feltovich, E. Mazza, J. Vink, M. Bajka, R. Wapner, T. Hall, and M. House. The mechanical role of the cervix in pregnancy. Journal of Biomechanics. 2015;48(9):1511-1523. [doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.065].
  34. Y. Gan, W. Yao, K. M. Myers, J.Y. Vink, R.J. Wapner, and C.P. Hendon. Analyzing three-dimensional ultrastructure of human cervical tissue using optical coherence tomography. Biomedical Optics Express, 6(4):1090–19, 2015. [doi:10.1364/BOE.6.001090].
  35. K.Yoshida, H. Jiang, J. Vink, R. Wapner, S. Cremers, M. Mahendroo, and K. M. Myers. Measurements of divalent and trivalent cervical collagen crosslinks with gestation in mice. PLoS ONE, 9(11):e112391, 2014. [PMID 25397407]
  36. N. Zork, K. M. Myers, K. Yoshida, S. Cremers, H. Jiang, C. V. Ananth, R. Wapner, J. Kitajewski, J. Vink. A Systematic Evaluation of Collagen Crosslinks in the Human Cervix. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 212(3):321.e1– 321.e8, March 2015. [PMID 25281365]
  37. W. Yao, K. Yoshida, M. Fernandez, J. Vink, R. Wapner, C. Ananth, M. Oyen, and K. M. Myers. Measuring the Compressive Viscoelastic Mechanical Properties of Human Cervical Tissue using Indentation Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 34(C): 18-26, June 2014.
  38. K. Yoshida, C. Reeves, J. Vink, J. Kitajewski, R. Wapner, H. Jiang, S. Cremers, and K. M. Myers. Cervical Collagen Network Remodeling in Normal Pregnancy and Disrupted Parturition in Antxr2 Deficient Mice. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136(2):021017, February 2014.
  39. Myers K, Ateshian G. “Interstitial growth and remodeling of biological tissues: Tissue composition as state variables.” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 29(C): 544-556, January 2014. []
  40. Fernandez M, Vink J, Yoshida K, Wapner R, and Myers K. “Direct Measurement of the Permeability of Human Cervical Tissue.” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 135 (2): 021023, 2013. [ASME]
  41. Coudrillier B, Tian J, Alexander S, Myers K, Quigley HA, and Nguyen TD. “The Inflation Response of Normal and Glaucomatous Posterior Human Sclera.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 53 (4): 1714-1728. [IOVS]
  42. Myers K, Coudrillier B, Boyce BL, and Nguyen TD. “The Inflation Response of Bovine Sclera.” Acta Biomaterialia, 6 (11): 4327-4335, 2010. [Columbia Academic Commons]
  43. Myers K, Cone FE, Quigley HA, Pease ME, Gelman S, and Nguyen TD. “The in vitro Inflation Response of Mouse Sclera.” Experimental Eye Research, 91 (6): 866-875, 2010. [Columbia Academic Commons]
  44. Gelman S, Cone FE, Pease ME, Nguyen TD, Myers K, and Quigley HA. “The Presence and Distribution of Elastin in the Mouse Eye.” Experimental Eye Research, 90 (2): 210-215, 2010.
  45. Myers K, Paskaleva A, House M, and Socrate S. “A Study of the Anisotropic and Tension/Compression Behavior of Human Cervical Tissue,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132: 021003, 2010.
  46. Myers K, Socrate S, Tzeranis D, and House M.  “Changes in the Biochemical Constituents and Morphologic Appearance of the Cervical Stroma during Pregnancy,” European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 144: S82-S89, 2009. [Columbia Academic Commons]
  47. House M, Bhadelia R, Myers K, and Socrate S. “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Three-dimensional Cervical Anatomy in the Second and Third Trimester,” European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 144: S65-S69, 2009. [Columbia Academic Commons]
  48. Myers K, Paskaleva A, House M, and Socrate S.“Mechanical and Biochemical Properties of Human Cervical Tissue,” Acta Biomaterialia, 4 (1): 104-116, 2008. [Columbia Academic Commons]
  49. Myers K and Wineman A. “A Pressurized Spherical Elastomeric Membrane Undergoing Temperature Induced Scission and Crosslinking,” Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 8: 299-314, 2003.

Myers Ph.d. Thesis [MIT DSpace]

Myers M.S. Thesis [MIT DSpace]

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