Dr. Donnelly studies the effects of tissue mineral and matrix properties on the material and structural behavior of bone. Her research at HSS focuses on characterizing disease- and treatment-induced changes in the properties of mineral and collagen and relating these changes in bone tissue composition to fracture risk. Techniques include Fourier transform infrared imaging, x-ray diffraction, multiphoton microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and nanoindentation. The clinical relevance of this work lies in its potential to improve pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis to enhance bone quality and minimize fracture risk
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2007
MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2001
BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mineralized Tissues Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery
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