Boerckel Laboratory

Joe Collins

Joe Collins

PhD Student, Bioengineering

University of Pennsylvania


Nashua, New Hampshire


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2016

Areas of Interest

Developmental biology, Mechanotransduction, Progenitor cell behavior.


  1. McDermott A, Herberg S, Mason D, Pearson H, Dawahare J, Collins J, Grinstaff M, Kelly D, Alsberg E, Boerckel J. (2017) Recapitulating bone development for tissue regeneration through engineered mesenchymal condensations and mechanical cues. bioRxiv. Doi:
  2. Hasseldine B, Gao C, Collins J, Li Y. (2017) Mechanical response of common millet (Panicum miliaceum) seeds under quasi-static compression: Experiments and modeling. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. In Press.

Conference Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Kegelman CD, Pearson HB, Collins JM, Dawahare JH, Jiang X, Dyment NA, Boerckel JD. Osteoprogenitor YAP and TAZ combinatorially promote endochondral fracture repair. 2018 World Congress of Biomechancs. Dublin, Ireland, July 8-12, 2018


  1. Barry Goldwater Scholar, 2015, National


Joe joined the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in the summer of 2017 and is working on completing his graduate work in the Department of Bioengineering.

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