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Defrate Lab Member, Zoe Englander, Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation; Conferred PhD

Awards and Recognition

On behalf of the DeFrate Lab and the Orthopaedic Research Group, we are pleased to announce our newest PhD, Dr. Zoë A. Englander.

On Friday, August 26, 2019, Dr. Englander defended her dissertation entitled, “Dynamic in vivo Imaging of Joint Motion: Application to Measurement of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Function”. Her doctoral work identified knee joint positions that increase the relative length of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). These positions may represent a high risk for ACL injury, as a taut or extended ligament is more likely to fail.

During her time as a graduate student, Dr. Englander has published 10 peer reviewed manuscripts as well as a book chapter. She has added tremendous value to the lab in developing expertise using our biplanar radiography system and creating an automatic registration algorithm for analyzing biplanar radiography data.

Congratulations to Dr. Englander on her successful defense!