Beth Brainerd on Biomechanics

Professor Brainerd, professor of biology & medical science, discusses how 3D imaging can give researchers insights into the biomechanics of organisms.

Functional Morphology & Biomechanics Lab      

Brainerd’s research group combines anatomical studies of the musculoskeletal system with principles and techniques from engineering to understand the mechanical basis of movement in animals. Current projects include: biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint, muscle architecture, intercostal muscle function, and the development of a new 3D imaging technology, X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology.