BME Research Seminar - Wed., Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.

Event Date: December 1, 2021
Hosted By: Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: MJIS 1001 and via Zoom
Priority: No
School or Program: Biomedical Engineering
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Ron June
Ron June
Ron June, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Microbiology & Cell Biology at Montana State University, will present (virtually) the next BME Research Seminar on Wednesday, December 1, at 9:30 a.m.

This seminar can be accessed via Zoom at: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/95028921977

Abstract: Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. These diseases involve deterioration of cartilage, the load-bearing biomaterial that lines the articulating joint surfaces. The function of cartilage is mechanical: it provides low-friction surfaces for articulation and deforms during joint contact to decrease contact pressure and increase joint stability. The first part of this seminar will describe novel mechanobiology approaches toward understanding cartilage and osteoarthritis. The second part of this seminar will describe results from various studies applying metabolomic profiling to synovial fluid in mouse and human studies.

Bio: Ron June has longstanding research interests in osteoarthritis and biomechanics related to improving human health.  At Dartmouth College he studied Engineering Sciences focused on biomechanics and developed a novel wrist protection strategy, contributed to the design and manufacture of a system for monitoring 3D head accelerations in helmeted sports, and helped to develop a finite element model to understand the biomechanics of spinal pain in rats.  As a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, Dr. June studied cartilage biomechanics.  Specifically, he investigated a novel mechanism of cartilage flow-independent viscoelasticity.  During the course of this project, he discovered novel biomechanical phenomena and made several experimental observations that are consistent with polymer dynamics as a potential physiological mechanism of cartilage viscoelasticity.  As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. June has implemented a surgical model of mouse osteoarthritis and studied protein transduction.  He developed a pH-sensitive system for intracellular delivery of macromolecules and has investigated protein transduction in cartilage and chondrocytes.  Dr. June’s laboratory at Montana State University was completed in March 2012, and his research involves applying modern techniques to advance understanding of osteoarthritis and joint biology.  He has applied both targeted and untargeted metabolomic profiling to questions of osteoarthritis and mechanobiology. Dr. June has been named a GAANN Fellow, NIH Kirchstein Fellow, and the Montgomery Street Scholar by the ARCS Foundation.  His long-term research interests lie in understanding cartilage and joint mechanobiology to develop novel therapeutic strategies for joint disease.  His lab is currently funded by the NIH, NSF, and DoD. 

~BME Faculty Host: Dr. Deva Chan ~

 

2021-12-01 09:30:00 2021-12-01 10:30:00 US/East-Indiana BME Research Seminar - Wed., Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. Ron June, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Microbiology & Cell Biology at Montana State University, will present (virtually) the next BME Research Seminar on Wednesday, December 1, at 9:30 a.m. MJIS 1001 and via Zoom