K_argentinaKaren L Troy, PhD

Director, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory

Director, BME Graduate Studies

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Office: 4007 Life Sciences and Bioengineering Building

Tel: 508-831-6093        Email: ktroy at wpi dot edu

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Publications in Pubmed are available here.

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Courses Taught:

BME 3503 Skeletal Biomechanics Laboratory

BME 4504 Biomechanics

BME 595 Special Topics: Advanced Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

BME 595 Special Topics: Scientific Communication

Karen L. Troy directs the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory, where she investigates questions related to musculoskeletal health and structure, physical activity, and biomechanics, in healthy and clinical populations. She has expertise in computational biomechanics and finite element modeling, aging and fall avoidance, and medical imaging. She has worked on clinical trials targeting bone health in both healthy women and people with spinal cord injury. She collaborates with physicians in the areas of orthopaedic trauma, radiology, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Megan Mancuso

Doctoral Student, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and IGERT fellow

Email: memancuso at wpi dot edu

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Kyle Murdock

Doctoral Student

Email: kemurdock at wpi dot edu

About Kyle



Paolo Bonato, PhD

W. Brent Edwards, PhD

Irene Davis, PT, PhD

Adam Tenforde, MD

Rebecca Fellin, PhD

Ellen Gravallese, MD

Anjana Jain, PhD

Leslie R. Morse, DO

Ara Nazarian, PhD

Thomas J. Schnitzer, MD, PhD

Jessica Ventura, PhD

Jack Wixted, MD

Jodi Dowthwaite, PhD


Lab Alumni

Tiffiny A. Butler, PhD —  Director of Multicultural Affairs at WPI

Joshua E. Johnson, PhD — Project Engineer at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Research Laboratory (Univ. Iowa)

Ying Fang, PhD — Postdoctoral research fellow at the Biomechatronics Laboratory (Northern Arizona University)

Travis Henchie, MS — Research and Development Engineer, Boston Scientific

Sabahat Ahmed, PharmD

W. Brent Edwards, PhD  — Associate Professor, University of Calgary

Jessica Longworth, PhD — Field Medical Director at Pfizer

Nathan Smith, MS — USARIEM

Varun Bhatia, PhD — Principal Scientist at Medtronic

KaLia Burnette, MEng – Sr. Research Associate at Biostage, inc.

John Foy, MEng –Sr. Analyst, Global MedTech Strategy