The orthopaedic biomechanics laboratory (OBL) is part of the Holland Musculoskeletal Research Program and biological sciences platform at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI). We work under the direction of Dr. Cari Whyne, who is also the director of the Holland musculoskeletal program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and co-chair of orthopaedic research at the University of Toronto. OBL is part of the Spine Research Program and the Bone Metastases Site Group at the Odette Cancer Centre, and we are an important resource for the division of orthopaedics at the University of Toronto.
Our laboratory's research focus is clinically translational bioengineering research aimed at maximizing function among those who develop musculoskeletal disease or disability. We conduct experimental and computational research related to testing and designing novel orthopaedic techniques and devices.
Our research areas include the following:
- skeletal metastases
- spinal tissue engineering and biomechanics
- thin bone structure biomechanics
- computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery
We are fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and we offer training positions for undergraduate, M.Sc. and PhD students and postdoctoral or post-health professional degree fellowships. Contact Dr. Whyne with any questions about her research activities and current opportunities in our group.