Assistant Professor

Office Information:

4212B Engineering Building III NC State University (919) 515-5955


B.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 2001 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2004 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2007 Post-doctoral Fellowship, Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2007-2010 Post-doctoral Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, 2010-2013



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Research and Publications:

Regenerative Medicine
Rehabilitation Engineering
Bone mechanics, Bone-Vascular Interactions, Aging, Fracture Healing, Stroke Rehabilitation
The overall goal of Dr. Cole’s research is to improve current strategies for treating bone loss with aging, disease (e.g., cardiomyopathies, diabetes), and other conditions such as stroke by examining bone-vascular interactions and their influence on bone mechanics and bone cell function. Specifically, her lab is focused on developing imaging protocols to characterize changes in bone and vascular morphology and structure, monitoring activity in bone and vascular cells, and exploring potential mechanisms for these changes using animal models. Understanding more about the effects of bone-vascular interactions on bone properties, and how they are altered with various conditions and treatments, will provide insight into better therapeutic strategies to minimize bone loss and maintain skeletal integrity.
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