Principal Investigator

Ray Vanderby Jr., MS, PhD

Ray Vanderby Jr., MS, PhD

 
Primary Address
5059 WIMR
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-9593
Fax: (608) 262-2989
 

Online Profiles

 

Program Affiliations

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering Center for Translational Research
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Materials Science Program
  • Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
 

Research

  • Tissue Mechanics (bone, ligament, tendon, and cartilage)
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Connective Tissue Healing
  • Orthopedic Biomechanics
 

Research Scientists

 
Connie S. Chamberlain, PhD

Connie S. Chamberlain, PhD

 
Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Joined: Summer 2005
Education:
  • Ph.D. 2010, Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • M.S. 2008, Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • M.S. Reproductive Physiology/Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • B.S. Animal Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Research: Tendon and ligament wound healing
 
 
Sarah Duenwald-Kuehl

Sarah Duenwald-Kuehl, PhD

 
Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 
Joined: Fall 2007
Education:
  • B.S., 2007, Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • M.S., 2009, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • PhD, 2010, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Tendon and Ligament Mechanics
 
 
Ellen Leiferman

Ellen Leiferman, DVM

 
Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Joined: Summer 2007
Education:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), 1991, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • B.S. 1980, Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Tendon and ligament wound healing
 

Graduate Students

 

Anna Clements, B.S.

 
Current Department: Materials Science
Joined: Fall 2012
Education:
  • B.S. 2010, Materials Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM
Research: Immune system modulation with mesenchymal stem cells for regenerative healing of tendon and ligaments
 
 
Rajeev Chaudhary

Rajeev Chaudhary, B.S.

 
 
Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2011
Education: B.S. 2009, Biomedical Sciences,University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Musculoskeletal Imaging with emphasis on articular cartilage
 
 
Jaclyn Kondratko

Jaclyn Kondratko, B.S.

 
Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2010
Education: B.S. 2010, Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Research: Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering with emphasis on tendon/ligament
 
 
Erin Saether

Erin Saether, DPT

 
Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2010
Education:
  • B.S. 2001, Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • DPT 2004, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Research: Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering with emphasis on tendon/ligament
 

Visiting Scholars

 
Erdem Aktas

Erdem Aktas, MD

 
Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Joined: Spring 2013
Education:
  • M.D., 1999, Ankara  University School of Medicine, Ankara, TURKEY
  • Specialist, 2008, Gazi University School of Medicine, Dept of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey
  • Assistant Professor, 2012, Ankara Oncology Research and Training Hospital, Dept of Orthopedics, Ankara, Turkey
Research: Immune system modulation with mesenchymal stem cells for regenerative healing of tendon and ligaments
 
 
 

Jun Lu, MD

 
Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Joined: Spring 2013
Education:
  • >Undergraduate and graduate stages: School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (Sept 1994 - July 2001)
  • Physician graduate student stage: School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing, China (2005-2009)
Research: Tendon and Ligament Wound Healing Mechanisms
 

Current Undergraduate Students

 

Vanderby Lab Alumni

 
Sonia Y. Cortes

Sonia Y. Cortes, M.S.

 
Department: Biomedical Engineering - M.S.
Dates: Spring 2010 - Spring 2012
Education: B.S. 2009, Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Research: Tissue Mechanics in Pathology
 
 
Ryan DeWall

Ryan DeWall, PhD

 
Department: Medical Physics
Dates: Spring 2012 - Spring 2013
Education:
  • B.S., 2005, Mechanical Engineering, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • M.S., 2007, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Ph.D., 2011, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Tissue Mechanics using Ultrasound
 
 
Kayt Frisch

Kayt Frisch, PhD

 
Department: Biomedical Engineering - PhD
Dates: Fall 2006 - Spring 2011
Education:
  • B.S. 2006, Mechanical Engineering, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • M.S. 2008, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Non-Invasive Measurement of Mechanical Properties in Torn Tendon
 
 
Michael Goodspeed

Michael Goodspeed

 
Department: Mechanical Engineering 
Dates: Summer 2012, Summer 2013
Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, State College, PA
Research: Bone and Tissue Mechanics
 
 
Hirohito Kobayashi, PhD

Hirohito Kobayashi, PhD

 
Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Dates: 2005 - 2011
Education:
  • Ph.D. 2005 Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Tendon and ligament wound healing
 
 
Kevin Rolnick

Kevin Rolnick, B.S.

 
Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Dates:  2010-2012
Education:
  • B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Tendon and ligament wound healing
 
 
Danielle Stoll

Danielle Stoll, M.S.

 
Department:
Mechanical Engineering - M.S.
Dates: Spring 2011 - Spring 2013
Education: B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technology University, Houghton, MI
Research: Tendon and Ligament Regeneration
 
 
Mon-Ju Wu

Mon-Ju Wu, PhD

 
Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation - PhD
Dates: Fall 2006 - Spring 2013
Education:
  • B.S. 2003, Civil and Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
  • M.S. 2006, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Research: Medical Image Processing and Analysis of Ultrasound Images
 

Past Visiting Scholars

 

Chih-Cheng Chang

 
Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Dates: Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Education:
  • B.S. 2005, Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
  • M.S. 2007, Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Research: Data Mining, Machine/Statistical Learning and Optimization
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