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Research

Faculty

Faculty

Laboratory Director
Boyle C. Cheng, PhD

Laboratory Clinical Co-Director
Donald Whiting, MD

Staff

Laboratory Manager
Daniel Cook, MS

Laboratory Technician
Matthew Yeager, BS

 


Daniel Cook, MS

 

Laboratory Manager
Daniel Cook, MS

Education

BS Mechanical Engineering – West Virginia University – May 2007
MS Bioengineering – University of Pittsburgh – May 2009

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Refereed Articles

Cook, D.J. and B.C. Cheng, Development of a Model Based Method for Investigating Facet Articulation. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2010. 132(6): p. 064504.

Mathieu Cuchanski, Cook, DJ, Donald M. Whiting, Boyle C. Cheng Measurement of occlusion of the spinal canal and intervertebral foramen by intervertebral disc bulge. SAS Journal, 2011. 5 (9-15)

Mithulan Jegapragasan, Cook DJ, Dave A. Gladowski, Adam S. Kanter, Boyle C. Cheng, Characterization of articulation of the lumbar facets in the human cadaveric spine using a facet-based coordinate system. The Spine Journal. 2011 11(4) p. 340-346

Cook, DJ, M.S. Yeager, and B.C. Cheng, Interpedicular Travel in the Evaluation of Spinal Implants: An Application in Posterior Dynamic Stabilization. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 15;37(11):923-31.

Amy M. Fuller, Jennifer M. Chui, Cook, DJ, Matthew S. Yeager, David A. Gladowski,, and Boyle C. Cheng, Verification of Pure Moment Testing in a Multi-Degree of Freedom Spine Testing Apparatus. SAS Journal. Available online 8 December 2011

Book Chapters

Cheng, B. C., Gladowski, D. A., Jegapragasan, M., Cook, D. J., Whiting, D. M. “Facet Joint Complex Considerations for Biomechanics of the Lumbar Functional Spinal Unit: An Improved Model Based Method for Investigating Facet Articulation”, in 6th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2010). August 1-6, 2010 Singapore, R. Magjarevic and J.H. Nagel, Editors, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 358-361.

Daniel J. Cook, Matthew S. Yeager, Shamik Chakraborty, Donald M. Whiting and Boyle C. Cheng (2012). The Performance Envelope of Spinal Implants Utilizing Thermoplastic Materials, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Prof. Adel El-Sonbati (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0346-2, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/thermoplastic-elastomers/the-performance...

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Matthew Yeager

 

Laboratory Technician
Matthew Yeager, BS 

Education

BS Neuroscience - University of Pittsburgh
 

Select Publications

Refereed Articles

Billig I, Yeager MS, Blikas A, Raz Y. Neurons in the cochlear nuclei controlling the tensor tympani muscle in the rat: a study using pseudorabies virus. Brain Research, 2007. 1154:124-36.

Cook, DJ, M.S. Yeager, and B.C. Cheng, Interpedicular Travel in the Evaluation of Spinal Implants: An Application in Posterior Dynamic Stabilization. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 15;37(11):923-31.

Amy M. Fuller, Jennifer M. Chui, Cook, DJ, Matthew S. Yeager, David A. Gladowski,, and Boyle C. Cheng, Verification of Pure Moment Testing in a Multi-Degree of Freedom Spine Testing Apparatus. SAS Journal. Available online 8 December 2011

Book Chapters

Daniel J. Cook, Matthew S. Yeager, Shamik Chakraborty, Donald M. Whiting and Boyle C. Cheng (2012). The Performance Envelope of Spinal Implants Utilizing Thermoplastic Materials, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Prof. Adel El-Sonbati (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0346-2, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/thermoplastic-elastomers/the-performance...

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