Dr. Sandra Shefelbine — Seminar

Date of Event Mar 10 2023

Start Time 12:00 PM

End Time 01:00 PM


Skeletal mechanoadaptation

Abstract: The skeletal system adapts readily to changes in mechanical load, allowing bone to alter shape and structure in response to its mechanical environment. In this talk Dr. Shefelbine will show a snapshot of her current work in which she uses experiments, imaging and computational modeling to probe the link between mechanics and bone growth, maintenance, and aging. From salamander limbs to elite ice hockey players, and mice to paraplegics she combines animal experiments, computational modeling, and clinical observations to examine the role of mechanics in skeletal adaptation.

Biography: Dr. Sandra J. Shefelbine is currently in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University. She received her BSE from Princeton University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, an MPhil in Engineering Design from Cambridge University, and a PhD from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering. After a post-doctoral positions at the Institute for Orthopedic Research (Ulm, Germany) and in the Department of Radiology at UCSF, she joined the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London (2005-2013) before moving to Northeastern.

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This event is sponsored by the Biomedical and Engineering department. Dr. Sandra Shefelbine Associate Dean for Space and Special Initiatives; Office of the Dean Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University. Email:

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MCHU 101

Date Published: Jan 06, 2023