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Louis E. DeFrate, PhD

Louis E. DeFrate, PhD
Frank H. Bassett III, MD Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Vice Chair Biomechanics, Movement, and Imaging Research Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative

Lab Site: sites.duke.edu/defratelab/

The DeFrate laboratory applies engineering principles to study clinically-relevant problems involving the musculoskeletal system. In particular, they evaluate in vivo biomechanics using advanced radiographic and MRI techniques, which enables them to investigate soft tissue structure, composition, and function in healthy and diseased states.

Selected Publications and Grants




Medical Sciences Research Building I, 203 Research Drive, Room 379
DUMC Box 3093, Durham, NC 27710