BONE MULTI-SCALE MECHANICS

Dr. Alessandra Carriero’s research examines bone multi-scale mechanics & mechano-adaptation in growth, aging & disease with the aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of bone fractures & deformities, & aid in the development of new treatments for skeletal pathologies.

Dr. Carriero developed a novel multidisciplinary approach for investigating multi-scale mechanics and mechanisms of fracture in mouse bone.  In her Resrach Information Series Lecture presented experimental & computational methods used to assess composition, structure, & mechanics from the molecular level to the whole-bone organ level. In addition, she presented her studies on mouse bones and clinical data of children with abnormal gaits used to investigate bone’s adaptive response to load.

Dr. Carriero received an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis conducted at Trinity College Dublin, where she was appointed Research Assistant.  She was awarded a PhD in Biomechanics from Imperial College London in 2009.  Subsequently, she obtained an IDEA League Fellowship and worked at ETH Zurich. 

In 2010, Dr. Carriero was recipient of The Global Research Award from The Royal Academy of Engineering, and worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.


SPEAKER:
Alessandra Carriero
PhD Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12-1:15PM

WHERE:
Steinman Hall Exhibit Room