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Alyssa Schnorenberg, MS

Focus: Evaluation of Shoulder Complex Kinematics Pre and Post Rotator Cuff Repair and Effects of Altering Rotation Sequence 



Graduation Date: Spring 2022 

Current Activities:  Alyssa Schnorenberg will continue as a Research Engineer at UWM's Mobility Lab under the direction of Lab Director, Dr. Brooke Slavens. She will be celebrating 10 years of working with Dr. Brooke Slavens at UWM in the Summer of 2022.

Tongtong Lu

Focus: Rapid and Automated Margin Assessment During Lumpectomy Using A Deep Ultraviolet Fluorescence Scanning Microscope

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Graduation Date: Spring 2022 

Current Activities:  Tongtong Lu will continue as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Marquette-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering's Biophotonics Laboratory under the direction of Associate Professor Dr. Bing Yu.   

Joseph G. Avila

Focus: The Effect of Bending Posture on the Tensile Response of the Lumbar Spine

Graduation Date: Fall 2021

Current Activities: Occupant Protection CAE Engineer

Lara I. Riem

Focus:  Investigating the Effects of Visual Field Movements on Balance Control in Multiple Sclerosis Using Virtual Reality

Graduation Date:  Spring 2021

Current Activities: Biomechanics Data Scientist, Springbrook Analytics

John R. Humm

Focus:  Design of Novel Experiments & Analyses for Head & Spine Trauma Biomechanics

Graduation Date:  Fall 2020

Current Activities: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin