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Tyler Kaiser

Tyler Kaiser - Undergraduate Research Assistant - Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories

MEB 2460
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advisor Jeff Weiss and Ben Ellis

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Background

  • Second year physics major with an interest in biophysics and computational imaging
  • From West Jordan, UT

Current Responsibilities

I am working with Jeff Weiss, Ben Ellis, and Brenden Klennert to study the impact of focal cartilage defects in the hip, specifically using computational methods such as FE modeling. The goal of this study is to develop an understanding of how cartilage defects affect hip cartilage stress and strain and to predict the development of OA, in order to enable patient-specific recommendations depending on the size and location of the defect.

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Joint mechanics
  • Image-based biomechanics
  • Biophysics
  • Biomolecular Mechanics