Musculoskeletal Research Training Program Student Roster


Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D.

Review the focus areas, mentors and publications of current and former trainees in the Musculoskeletal Research Training Program at Mayo Clinic.

Appointee Mentor(s) Research focus Mayo Clinic publications
Fady Baky A. Noelle Larson, M.D. Intraoperative CT-guided navigation reduced return to operating room for screw malposition compared with free or fluoroscopic techniques for pediatric spine problems View publications
Clara M. Castillejo Becerra, M.D., M.S. Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D. The effect of the PHLPP1 inhibitor NSC45586 in osteoarthritis progression in a murine model of osteoarthritis and validation of PHLPP1 as a possible therapeutic target View publications
Oluwatomilona I. Ifelayo A. Noelle Larson, M.D. Scoliosis surgical decision making View publications
Nicholas R. Johnson Bruce A. Levy, M.D. CREST: Capsular Repair During Hip Arthroscopy — A randomized controlled trial View publications
Matthew D. LaPrade Aaron J. Krych, M.D. Multicenter prospective meniscal root repair outcome study View publications
Rohith Mohan Bruce A. Levy, M.D. Return to sport after hip arthroscopy in young amateur athletes View publications
Kafayat A. Oyemade Peter C. Amadio, M.D. Comparison of two different hydrogel biomaterial on tendon friction in a turkey tendon model View publications
Jaime Y. Perez Lizardi A. Noelle Larson, M.D. Vertebral body morphology in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis View publications
Patrick J. Reardon Bruce A. Levy, M.D. Return to sport after medial patella-femoral ligament reconstruction in competitive athletes View publications
Bryant M. Song Aaron J. Krych, M.D. Efficacy of meniscal root repairs for patients with meniscal root tears in a prospective, multicenter trial to determine clinical outcomes at 2-year follow-up View publications
Sara E. Till Christopher L. Camp, M.D.


Kelechi R. Okoroha, M.D.

Predicting retears and contralateral tears: A machine-learning analysis of long-term ACL reconstruction outcomes View publications
Katherine M. Caflisch Robin Patel, M.D. Phage therapy for eradication of prosthetic joint infection-associated S. aureus View publications
Loribeth Q. Evertz Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D. Intraoperative guidance of orthopedic surgery using intramuscular pressure View publications
Shanette A. Go Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D. Age-related changes in skeletal muscle motor control View publications
Sarah K. Jachim Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., M.S. Cellular senescence, a fundamental mechanism of aging, and how it contributes to circadian dysregulation in vitro and in aged skeletal muscle View publications
Tewodros K. Mamo Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D. Sensitizing primary bone tumors to radiation therapy View publications
Joseph D. Mozingo Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D. Imaging-based quantification of shoulder motion and impingement in manual wheelchair users View publications
Joseph A. Panos Christopher H. Evans Ph.D. Healing of critical size defects of bone by gene transfer View publications
Taylor P. Trentadue Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D. Assessing wrist biomechanics and arthrokinematics using dynamic 4DCT View publications
Christina M. Webber Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D. Improving mobility in disabled populations using prosthetics and orthotics View publications
Andrew M. Alexander, Ph.D. Ian R. Lanza, Ph.D. The effects of aging on extracellular vesicles and the response to exercise View publications
Brenda L. Davies, Ph.D. Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D. Evaluation of the electromechanical pathophysiology of skeletal muscle of people with glucocorticoid-induced myopathy View publications
Rena F. Hale, Ph.D. Kristin D. Zhao, Ph.D. Development of wearable feedback technology for joint injury prevention and rehabilitation View publications
Paras Karmacharya, M.B.B.S. John M. Davis III, Ph.D. Define the incidence and prevalence of multimorbidity and identify how they cluster in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis View publications
Hawley E. Kunz, Ph.D. Ian R. Lanza, Ph.D. Enhancing adaptations to exercise View publications
Thao L. Masters, Ph.D. Robin Patel, M.D. Metatranscriptomic analysis of arthroplasty failures View publications
Christopher V. Nagelli, Ph.D., M.S. Christopher H. Evans Ph.D. Evaluation of genetically modified, autologous marrow clots for cartilage repair View publications
Rebecca E. Schmitt, Ph.D. Jason D. Doles, Ph.D. Genetic and environmental factors that influence drosophila ethanol-related behaviors View publications
Omar Selim, M.B., B.Ch., M.S. Chunfeng Zhao, M.D. Augmenting flexor tendon intrinsic regeneration using a novel cell-free approach View publications
Earnest L. Taylor, Ph.D. Jennifer J. Westendorf, Ph.D. Determining the cellular mechanisms of PHLPP inhibitors on articular cartilage View publications
Maryam (Mary) Tilton, Ph.D. Lichun Lu, Ph.D. Biomechanics of spinal fractures and minimally invasive treatment strategies: Computational and experimental studies View publications