MEMS Seminar: "CT-Based Structural Rigidity Fracture Risk Prediction"
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dr. Brian Snyder, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital
MEMS Fall Seminar Series
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. | Hosted by: Dan Buckland
Dr. Snyder is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University School of Engineering. As a Board Certified Pediatric Orthopaedic surgeon on staff at Boston Children’s Hospital, he co-directs the Cerebral Palsy Center and supervises the Spinal Muscle Atrophy Clinic. His clinical practice focuses on treating congenital and acquired deformities about the hip, spine and appendicular skeleton as a consequence of neuromuscular disease and pediatric trauma. He is a Principal Investigator at The Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies, a multi-disciplinary core research facility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the Massachussets Institute of Technology, and Boston University.
As a translational scientist, his group focuses on basic and applied research in musculoskeletal biomechanics including: characterization of bone structure-property relationships; prevention of pathologic fractures as a consequence of metabolic bone diseases and metastatic cancer; biomechanical analysis of mechanisms of spine injury, development of a novel dual ultrasound system to non-invasively measure real time cervical spine kinematics and intervertebral disc deformation during extreme activities; development of novel contrast agents for computed tomography and MRI to evaluate the in-vivo biochemical and biomechanical properties of hyaline cartilage in synovial joints affected by degenerative diseases; derivation of an animal model for early onset scoliosis to evaluate the natural history of thoracic insufficiency syndrome and the efficacy of treatments to modulate the growth and development of the spine, thorax and lungs.