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Dr. David Wilson


Dr. David Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at UBC. He received his D. Phil. in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford for work on the 3-dimensional kinematics of the knee, followed by fellowships in orthopaedic biomechanics at Johns Hopkins and Harvard. Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on the links between joint mechanics, clinical symptoms, and the success of orthopaedic procedures. 

Honglin Zhang


Dr. Honglin Zhang is an Imaging Research Scientist.   She earned her PhD in Physics from the University of Saskatchewan for synchrotron imaging research at the Canada Light Source.   Honglin is our resident imaging expert, supporting projects using MRI, CT and synchrotron imaging.  

Reza Nickmanesh


Reza is a research associate working on linking measures of cartilage mechanics to advanced cartilage imaging.   Reza earned his MAppSc. in Biomedical Engineering at UBC for work on contrast-enhanced CT of cartilage.

Maryam Mohtajeb


Maryam is in the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at UBC.  She is using mechanical modelling and open MR imaging to study hip mechanics in a range of daily activities to learn more about the etiology of hip osteoarthritis.

Marianne Black


Marianne Black earned her MAppSc in Biomedical Engineering for a study of the effect of high tibial osteotomy on knee kinematics.  She is presently completing her PhD Student at Stanford University. 


Marianne was named to the “Top 30 under 30” by BC Business in 2015.

Lawrence Buchan


Lawrence Buchan developed and validated a new method for open MR imaging of hip impingement for his MAppSc in Biomedical Engineering.  He is the co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Arbutus Medical, Vancouver-based start-up.

Laura Callan (nee Given)


Laura Callan (nee Given) studied the kinematics of hip joints with femoroacetabular impingement for her MAppSc in Mechanical Engineering.  She went on to complete Medical School at Western University and is a Resident in Radiation Oncology.  

Laura Mills (nee Graves)


Laura Mills (nee Greaves) developed a method to measure hip cartilage strain using MRI for here MAppSc in Mechanical Engineering. 


She is currently the Marketing Manager at Baylis Medical. 

Agnes d'Entremont


Agnes d'Entremont earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering for her study of kinematics and cartilage degeneration after high tibial osteotomy. 


She is currently an Instructor (tenure track), in Mechanical Engineering at UBC.


Emily McWalter


Emily McWalter studied links between varus/valgus knee alignment, joint kinematics, and osteoarthritis for her PhD in Mechanical Engineering.  She then worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Radiology at Stanford.  She is now an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.


JD Johnston 


JD Johnston began his career’s work on the links between bone and cartilage structure and mechanics and their influence on osteoarthritis for his PhD in Mechanical Engineering.  JD is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. 


Ilker Hacihaliloglu


Ilker Hacihaliloglu developed a system for ultrasound-based registration of images for navigated hip arthroscopy as a postdoctoral fellow. 


He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University.


Angela Kedgley


Angela Kedgley completed a postdoctoral fellowship working on RSA and synchrotron measurements of hip biomechanics. 


She is presently a Lecturer in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at Imperial College, London (UK).


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