Thank you for making SB3C2020 a success!

We had 961 attendees and a great virtual program!

We look forward to seeing you at the next SB3C conference in Vail, Colorado!

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Student Paper Competition Results

BS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Musculoskeletal, Reproductive, Ocular, and Mechanobiology
1st Depth-Dependent Shear Modulus Of TMJ Cartilage Varies With Anatomic Location Cassandra Gologorsky Cornell University
2nd Mechanoadaptation Of Obese Bones In Response To Cyclical Loading In Murine Model After High Fat Diet Induced Obesity Kerry Eller Northeastern University
3rd Time-Series Imaging of Angiogenesis on a Multiphoton Microscope Reveals Extracellular Matrix Remodelling During Neovessel Growth Jason Manning University of Utah
Cardiovascular, Cerebrospinal, Biofluids, and Biotransport
1st Restoration of Laminar Blood Flow in Atherosclerotic Arteries Reduces Plaque Burden Ian McCue University of Nebraska — Lincoln
2nd Analyzing the Performance of the Berlin Heart EXCOR under Variable Operating Conditions Using a Novel Mechanistic Lumped Parameter Model Victoria Yuan Stanford University
3rd An Investigation Of The Microstructural And Biaxial Mechanical Properties Of Porcine Aortic Valve Cusps Luke Hudson University of Oklahoma

MS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Head Injury Biomechanics
1st Predicting Subacromial Impingement Of Greater Tuberosity Fractures With Lightweight, Patient-Specific, Computational Models Kayley Dear University of Pennsylvania
2nd Hedgehog Signaling Promotes Zonal Tendon-To-Bone Integration Timur Kamalitdinov University of Pennsylvania
3rd Investigating The Immediate EEG Changes From Soccer Head Impacts Timothy Yi Lun Wang University of British Columbia
Heart, Lung, Blood, and Cell Biomechanics
1st Mechanical Properties Of Spinal Cord Grey Matter And White Matter In Confined Compression Justin Yu University of British Columbia
2nd Characterization Of Post-Operative Hemodynamics Following The Norwood Procedure Using Multi-Scale Modeling Jonathan Primeaux University of Michigan
3rd Modular System For The Macroscale Mechanical Characterization Of Soft Biomaterials and Small Tissues Julian Jimenez Purdue University

PhD Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Session 1
1st Anatomically Relevant Spatial Gradients Improve Early Detection and Prediction of Osteoarthritis: Data from Human Explants and the Osteiarthritis Initiative Robert Wilson University of Colorado Boulder
2nd Protease Signaling and Matrix Fibers Drive Myofibroblast Differentiation in 3D Interstitial Tissue Mimetics Daniel Matera University of Michigan
3rd Cell Mechanotype Dictates Rigidity-Sensing And Enables Metastatic Cells To Become Adurotactic Benjamin Yeoman University of California, San Diego
Session 2
1st Cell-Cell Adhesion Links Cell Rearrangement And Cell Shape During Epithelial Morphogenesis Xun Wang Columbia University
2nd YAP and TAZ Mediate Mechanical Regulation of Embryonic Bone Development Joseph Collins University of Pennsylvania
3rd Biomimetic Proteoglycans Modulate And Molecularly Engineer Cartilage Pericellular Matrix Elizabeth Kahle Drexel University
Session 3
1st Use Of Reflected Quantitative Polarized Light Imaging In Detection Of Progressive Microstructural Changes In Biologically Degraded Tendon Leanne Iannucci Washington University in St. Louis
2nd Age-Related Changes in Aortic Stiffness and Hemodynamics in Humans and Mice Sara Hopper University of Michigan
3rd Biaxial Contractions of the Rat Vagina Alyssa Huntington Virginia Tech
3rd The Effect of Fibulin-5 Haploinsufficiency on Vaginal Elastic and Viscoelastic Mechanical Response Gabrielle Clark-Patterson Tulane University
Session 4
1st Hill-Type Active Fiber Model to Describe the Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Taylor Rothermel University of Minnesota
2nd Modeling the Porcine Mitral Valve Posterior Leaflet Using Manifold Learning-Based Data-Driven Mechanics Devin Laurence University of Oklahoma
3rd A Biphasic-Fluid Structure Interaction Mixture Formulation and Its Finite Element Implementation in FEBio Jay Shim Columbia University
3rd Computational Models To Evaluate The Impact Of Coronary Collateral Artery Flow In Adult Mice Suhaas Anbazhakan Stanford University
Session 5
1st Architecture-dependent mechano-adaptation in single vascular smooth muscle cells Bernard Cook University of Minnesota
2nd Different Viscoelastic Properties Between The Left And Right Ventricles In Healthy Adult Ovine Wenqiang Liu Colorado State University
2nd Early, Unrestricted Motion Is Essential To Preventing Post-traumatic Joint Contracture In A Rat Elbow Model Alex Reiter Washington University in St. Louis
Session 6
1st Collagenase Exposure That Disrupts Collagen Microstructure In A Co-Culture Model Of Ligament Also Alters Neuronal Activity & MMP-1 Expression Meagan Ita University of Pennsylvania
2nd Python-Teeth-Inspired Device To Enhance Tendon-To-Bone Repair Iden Kurtaliaj Columbia University
3rd Natural Modes of Oscillation of the Human Brain in Vivo Jordan Escarcega Washington University in St. Louis

Undergraduate Design Competition

Title Team Affiliation
1st A Lightweight Wearable American Sign Language Alphabet Translation Device Prissha Krishna Moorthy, Jennifer Tran, Thao Thu Nguyen, Karmina Calderon University of Texas at Arlington
2nd Design Of A Facility-Owned Adjustable Interim Prosthetic Matthew Honaker, Masashi Nisiguchi, Hanna Wharton, Logan Palochak University of Mount Union
3rd Stoma Submersion Security: A Precautionary Device for Accidental Water Submersion Megan E. DeRidder, Daphne A. Freeman, Megan A. McCann, Jenna A. Russ, Molly E. Stewart Clarkson University