Ray Vanderby Jr.

Professor and Chair


Profile Summary

Dr. Vanderby is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, where he directs the Orthopedic Research Laboratories. He has an affiliate appointment in the Departments of Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses entirely on orthopedic issues.

Vanderby is particularly interested in orthopedic tissues (bone, ligament, tendon,
cartilage, etc.). His research explores wound healing or regeneration of these tissues. This
includes equal parts of functional characterization (for example, biomechanics), microstructural
morphology and composition, and the relevant biological sciences (such as cell and molecular
biology, and developmental biology).

Additionally, Dr. Vanderby is interested in the analysis of ultrasonic wave propagation
in these tissues for novel, clinically relevant characterizations. To study these orthopedic
issues, he uses and adapts engineering and biological methods including experimental, analytical, and computational mechanics.

 

Publications

Chamberlain CS, Crowley E, Eliceri KW, Vanderby R. Quantification of collagen organization and extracellular matrix factors withing the healing ligament. Microsc. Microanal. 2011;17(5):779-87.

Duenwald SE, Vanderby R, Lakes RS. Stress relaxation and recovery in tendon and ligament: experiment and modeling. Biorheology 2010. 47(1): 1-10.

Duenwald SE, Kobayashi H, Frisch K, Lakes RS, Vanderby R. Ultrasound echo is related to stress, strain in tendon. J Biomech. 2011; 44(3): 424-429.

Chamberlain CS, Leiferman, EM, Frisch CE, Wang S, Yang X, Brickson SL, Vanderby R. The Influence of IL4 on Ligament Healing. Wound Repair Regen. 2011 May-Jun; 19(3): 426-35.

Chamberlain CS, Brounts SH, Sterken D, Rolnick K, Baer GS, Vanderby R. Gene profiling of extracellular matrix factors during early ligament healing. J Appl Physiol. 2011 Aug; 111(2): 552-65.

Frisch CE, Duenwald-Kuehl SE, Lakes RS, Vanderby R. Quantification of collagen organization using fractal dimensions and Fourier transforms. Acta Histochem. 2012; 114: 140-144.

Franklin-Ford T, Shah N, Leiferman E, Chamberlain CS, Raval A, Vanderby R, Murphy WL. Tracking injectable micropsheres in dynamic tissues with encapsulated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. Macromol Biosci. 2012

Duenwald-Kuehl S, Kondratko J, Lakes R, Vanderby R. Damage mechanics of porcine flexor tendon: Mechanical evaluation and Modeling. Annals Biomed. Engr. 2012; 40(8): 1692-1707.

Okotie G, Wu M-J, Kobayashi H, Duenwald-Kuehl S, Vanderby R. Tendon strain measurements with dynamic ultrasound images: Evaluation of digital image correlation. J Biomech Eng. 2012: Feb; 134(2).

Duenwald-Kuehl S, Lakes R, Vanderby R. Strain-induced damage reduces echo intensity changes in tendon during loading. J Biomech. 2012: April 25. PMID: 22542220

Suarez-Gonzalez D, Lee JS, Lan Levengood S, Vanderby R, Murphy WL. Minereal coatings modulate ß-TCP stability and enablte growth factor binding and release. Acta Biomater. 2012 Mar; 8(3): 1117-24. PMID: 22154864

Duenwald-Kuehl S, Kobayashi H, Lakes R, Vanderby R. Time-dependent echo changes occur in tendon during viscoelastic testing. J Biomech. 2013.

Kondratko J, Duenwald-Kuehl SE, Lakes RS, Vanderby R. Mechanical compromise of partially lacerated flexor tendons. J Biomech Eng. 2013.

Chamberlain CS, Okotie G, Duenwald Kuehl SE, Brounts SH, Baer GS, Vanderby R. Temporal healing in rat Achilles tendon: Ultrasound correlations. Annals Biomed Eng. 2013.

Research Interests

  • tissue mechanics (bone, ligament, tendon, and cartilage)
  • tissue engineering and regeneration
  • tissue healing
  • orthopedic biomechanics

Education

  • MS, 1972, Purdue University
  • PhD, 1975, Purdue University
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut

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  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University

Courses

Summer 2014

  • BME 890 - Pre-dissertation Research
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • BME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 399 - Independent Study
  • BME 489 - Honors in Research
  • BME 389 - Honors in Research
  • ME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • EMA 990 - Research and Thesis
  • BME 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 990 - Research and Thesis
  • BME 890 - Pre-dissertation Research
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • BME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 399 - Independent Study
  • BME 615 - Tissue Mechanics
  • BME 389 - Honors in Research
  • ME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • EMA 890 - Pre-Dissertator Research
  • BME 990 - Research and Thesis
  • BME 890 - Pre-dissertation Research
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • BME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 399 - Independent Study
  • Profile Summary

    Dr. Vanderby is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, where he directs the Orthopedic Research Laboratories. He has an affiliate appointment in the Departments of Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses entirely on orthopedic issues.

    Vanderby is particularly interested in orthopedic tissues (bone, ligament, tendon,
    cartilage, etc.). His research explores wound healing or regeneration of these tissues. This
    includes equal parts of functional characterization (for example, biomechanics), microstructural
    morphology and composition, and the relevant biological sciences (such as cell and molecular
    biology, and developmental biology).

    Additionally, Dr. Vanderby is interested in the analysis of ultrasonic wave propagation
    in these tissues for novel, clinically relevant characterizations. To study these orthopedic
    issues, he uses and adapts engineering and biological methods including experimental, analytical, and computational mechanics.

     


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