Postdoc Res Assoc
Joe grew up in Upstate, New York. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. Shortly thereafter, he attended the Mayo Clinic for his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. During this time, Joe worked under the guidance of Dr. Kristin Zhao in the Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory. Joe developed and validated a technique using clinical biplane fluoroscopy for the quantification of shoulder motion, and utilized this approach for characterization of shoulder joint and arthro- kinematics in individuals with spinal cord injury who use a manual wheelchair. In 2018, Joe joined Dr. Andrew Anderson’s research group as a postdoctoral researcher. Joe’s research focuses on quantification of hip function and shape in individuals with and without symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement, and makes use of motion capture, medical imaging, and statistical shape modeling techniques. Outside of the lab, Joe enjoys running, playing disc golf, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Graduate Research Assist (RA)
Seth grew up in Zionsville Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, where he eventually attended Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). While there, Seth obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. However, given his fascination with how engineering can be applied to human movement, he decided to move to the mountains and pursue his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Utah. Here, he will be helping to characterize the morphology and biomechanics of femoroacetabular impingement using dual fluoroscopy, 3D motion capture, medical imaging, and computer modeling. Other than working to help people live without pain, Seth loves everything involved with the outdoors and being active, such as climbing, camping, yoga, and hiking.
Hrly Research Assistant
Bergen was born and raised in Utah. She is studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah with plans to pursue a graduate degree in that field. She joined the Orthopaedic Research Lab during the spring semester of 2021. She is passionate about learning and especially enjoys learning something new every day in the lab! Bergen spends her free time swimming, camping, hiking, and skiing.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jocelyn is a third year biomedical engineering student at the University of Utah. Jocelyn is originally from Phoenix, AZ and came to Salt Lake for the biomedical engineering program at the U. She found that her passion for sports medicine, biology and problem solving all blended really well in biomedical engineering and since then hasn’t looked back. Outside of research, Jocelyn is an engineering intern where she takes the process she has learned in the lab and applies it to medical devices. Jocelyn enjoys hiking, camping, Olympic weightlifting, and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Hrly Research Assistant
Seaton was born and raised in Layton, Utah. He has always been interested in engineering, leading him to attend the Northern Utah Academy for Math Engineering and Science (NUAMES) in high school. While at NUAMES he was also admitted to the early college program offered through Weber State University. When he graduated high school in 2016, he also graduated with his Associate’s degree from Weber. After high school, he served a mission in Taiwan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return from his mission, he chose to attend the University of Utah where he is currently pursuing his interest in biomedical engineering. As a way to enrich his education, he started working at the Orthopaedics Lab at the U in January 2020. Outside of school, Seaton enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with friends and family as well as skiing, camping and spending time outdoors.
Hrly Research Assistant
Ryan was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and was raised in South Jordan, Utah. After graduating high school in 2017, Ryan obtained an Associate of Science from Salt Lake Community College and immediately transferred to the University of Utah in the spring of 2019 to begin pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a degree emphasis in biomechanics. In February of 2021, Ryan began working in Dr. Anderson’s lab at the Department of Orthopaedics. Outside of research and academics, Ryan enjoys hiking, going to the gym, music and reading.
Penny was born in Colorado and grew up throughout the Rocky Mountain states. She earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT in 2009 and then worked at the Idaho National Laboratory for four years. Penny completed her PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in 2018 under Dr. Andrew Anderson. Her graduate research applied a variety of experimental and computational methods to quantify population-based morphometrics and subject-specific biomechanics towards improving our understanding of the initiation and progression of hip diseases affecting young, active populations. For her postdoctoral research, Penny utilized high-resolution imaging to evaluate bone remodeling and healing in patients with radius fractures under Prof. Ralph Mueller at ETH Zurich and Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland. In late 2020, Penny returned to Utah as a Research Associate at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute with a continuing focus on advancing the computational methods used to understand hip and other orthopaedic pathologies. Recently, she accepted a position as Associate Director of the Data Science Hub as part of the One U Initiative at the University of Utah. Outside of research, Penny enjoys spending time outdoors, especially while mountain biking or skiing.