Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health Focus Group

The South Carolina Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health (SC TRIMH) Focus Group is dedicated to furthering musculoskeletal research from the most basic levels to the implementation of clinical therapeutics. Our goal is to bring together Clemson University basic science researchers, engineers, and clinician scientists with expertise in, but not limited to, biophysics, material science, Bioengineering, computational modeling, bioinformatics, supercomputing, optical imaging, smart sensor, design and fabrication, and clinical orthopaedic research to support musculoskeletal health research initiatives from the cell and molecular level to the whole body and population level.

Please contact Dr. Hai Yao (haiyao@clemson.edu) or Dr. Windsor Sherrill (wsherri@clemson.edu) if you have an interest in joining our collaborative team.

Emil Alexov
Emil Alexov, Ph.D.
Professor of Biophysics and Bioinformatics
Email: ealexov@clemson.edu

Susan Chapman
Susan Chapman, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department

Email: schapm2@clemson.edu

Renee Cottle
Renee Cottle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department

Email: rcottle@clemson.edu

Feng Ding
Feng Ding
Associate Professor of Biophysics
Email: fding@clemson.edu

Susan Duckett
Susan Duckett
Professor, Ernest L. Corley Jr. Trustees Endowed Chair Department of Animal and Veterinary Science Clemson University
Email: sducket@clemson.edu

Georges Fadel
Georges Fadel, Ph.D.
Professor and ExxonMobil Employees Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Email: fgeorge@clemson.edu

Sarah Floyd
Sarah Floyd, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina
Email: floydsb@mailbox.sc.edu

Ann Foley
Ann Foley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Email: acfoley@clemson.edu

Bruce Gao
Bruce Z. Gao, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioengineering
Email: zgao@clemson.edu

Michael J. Gara
Michael J. Gara
Director of Healthcare Innovation, CUBEInC Interim Director, SC Bioengineering Alliance and Medtranstech Program
Email: mjgara@clemson.edu

Jeremy Gilbert
Jeremy Gilbert, Ph.D.
Hansjörg Wyss Endowed Chair for Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine Department of Bioengineering
Email: jlgilbe@clemson.edu

Dieter Haemmerich
Dieter Haemmerich, PhD, DSc
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Email: haemmer@musc.edu

Melinda Harman
Melinda K. Harman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Email: Harman2@clemson.edu

Kyle J. Jeray
Kyle J. Jeray, M.D.
Academic Vice Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, GHS
Email: KJeray@ghs.org

Xia Jing
Xia Jing, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Email: xjing@clemson.edu

Jeryl Jones
Jeryl Jones, DVM, Ph.D., DACVR
Professor of Animal and Veterinary Science
Email: jerylj@clemson.edu

Michael J. Kissenberth
Michael J. Kissenberth, MD
Program Director, Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Shoulder Reconstruction and Sports Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, USC School of Medicine - GHS
Associate Professor, Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR)

Email: mkissenberth@ghs.org

Jiro Nagatomi
Jiro Nagatomi, Ph.D.
Professor, Bioengineering
Email: jnagato@clemson.edu

Viswanathan Palanisamy
Viswanathan Palanisamy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
Email: visu@musc.edu

John Parrish
John Parrish, DVM, Ph.D., DACLAM
University and Attending Veterinarian
Email: parris4@clemson.edu

Vincent Pellegrini
Vincent Pellegrini, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Email: pellegvd@musc.edu

Fei Peng
Fei Peng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Email: fpeng@clemson.edu

Kara Powder
Kara Powder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department
Email: kpowder@clemson.edu

Meihua Qian
Meihua Qian, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Email: mqian@clemson.edu

Sakamuri Reddy
Sakamuri Reddy, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, MUSC Osteoclast Center

Email: reddysv@musc.edu

William Richardson
William Richardson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Bioengineering
Email: wricha4@clemson.edu

Hugo Sanabria
Hugo Sanabria, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biophysics
Email: hsanabr@clemson.edu

Sara Sarasua
Sara Sarasua, PhD
Assistant Professor, Healthcare Genetics
Email: SMSARAS@clemson.edu

Joseph (Ravikiran) Singapogu
Joseph (Ravikiran) Singapogu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department
Email: joseph@clemson.edu

Yongren Wu
Yongren Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, MUSC
Email: wuy@musc.edu

Hai Xiao
Hai Xiao, Ph.D.
S.L. Bell Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: haix@clemson.edu

Tong Ye
Tong Ye, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Email: ye7@clemson.edu