Research Area: Biomechanics & Bionics

Kerry Costello, Ph.D.

Dr. Costello’s research focuses on understanding the role of movement biomechanics and physical activity in musculoskeletal health, with an emphasis on knee osteoarthritis. This work utilizes motion capture, wearable sensors and machine learning to examine how time-varying, multidimensional joint loads… Read More

Jessica Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. Allen’s research focuses on identifying biomechanical targets that can guide interventional decisions in rehabilitation and device design for individuals with ambulatory impairments. This work leverages musculoskeletal modeling and machine learning techniques to identify deficits in lower-extremity biomechanics and to… Read More

Diba Mani, Ph.D.

Diba Mani earned her degrees under the mentorship of Dr. Roger Enoka in the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory at the University of Colorado. Her doctoral dissertation focused on evaluating the effects of electrical nerve stimulation on motor unit discharge properties and mobility… Read More

Markia Bowe, Ph.D.

With a dedication to higher education, Dr. Bowe completed her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Florida in 2023. Her research focuses on understanding the relationship between subchondral bone remodeling, gait changes, and pain in osteoarthritis. During her… Read More

Yong Zeng, Ph.D.

Precision Medicine represents a new era of medicine to revolutionize disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Central to this national mission is the development of enabling technologies and novel biomarkers that substantially improve early cancer diagnosis and personalized treatment. Our group… Read More

Brittany Taylor, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Taylor’s research group investigates the regenerative and reparative processes of musculoskeletal tissues to inform the development of tailored acellular regenerative engineering approaches. Her group is particularly interested in identifying the biological and structural mechanisms that contribute to… Read More

David Clark, Sc.D.

Dr. Clark is the Associate Chief of Staff for Research Service (“Chief of Research”) for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, and Professor of Neurology at UF. Dr. Clark studies the neural control of walking in people with neurological… Read More

Kyle D. Allen, Ph.D.

Kyle Allen, PhD

Research Summary: Dr. Allen’s research seeks to improve the evaluation of preclinical osteoarthritis models and improve the preclinical-to-clinical translation of emerging diagnostics and therapeutics for joint diseases.  Within this goal, Dr. Allen’s lab is currently developing new behavioral assays that… Read More

Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.

Walter Lee Murfee, Ph.D.

Research Summary Dr. Murfee’s research is focused on making scientific discoveries and developing new bioengineering approaches for connecting tissue level function to integrated cellular dynamics. Specifically, his laboratory applies in vivo, in vitro, and computational approaches to investigate the vascular… Read More

Daniel Ferris, Ph.D.

Research Summary: Dr. Ferris’ research focuses on the biomechanics and neural control of human locomotion. Most of his research focuses on human-machine interactions (mechanically and electrically). Projects include both technology development and basic research using mobile brain imaging, robotic lower… Read More