Fatemeh Jazinizadeh received two bachelor of science degrees in biomedical engineering and industrial engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2011 & 2014, and her Master's degree in biomedical engineering in 2014. She completed her PhD degree through the Department of Mechanical Engineering in our lab in 2020 on developing novel image processing tools for DXA scans, to better predict fracture risk. As a PDF she will be working on applying her algorithms to clinical datasets to identify factors that contribute to or reduce injury risk.

Julia de Lange completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, where she studied Biomedical Engineering with a focus on biomechanics. She completed her MASc in Biomedical Engineering in the Injury Biomechanics lab in 2019, evaluating the impact response of cadaveric feet in comparison to Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs) under altered ankle postures. She is now pursuing her PhD through the School of Biomedical Engineering. Her project focusses on evaluating fracture risk for the upper limb and developing injury corridors for behind armour blunt trauma.


Ali Ammar completed his Bachelor's in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University, during which time he completed a research project on tibia fracture repair techniques. He is presently a PhD student in the School of Biomedical Engineering, focussed on advanced image processing techniques applied to large longitudinal databases to improve prediction of osteoporotic fracture risk, and identification of factors that contribute to this. 

Ariana Fraschetti completed her undergraduate degree in the Integrated Science program at McMaster University in 2019, where she specialized in biophysics. She is currently working towards an Interdisciplinary MASc through the School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on exploring the effects of environmental contaminants on the biomechanical properties of bones in aquatic mustelids.

Megh Rathod is completing his Bachelor of Science degree in the Integrated Science program at McMaster University, where he is specializing in Biology with an interdisciplinary minor in community engagement. He is currently working through a year long experiential placement in the lab. His research focuses on assessing geometric and material properties of synthetic composite bones as a model for osteoporosis in the context of implant testing.

Julian Jasionowski completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at McMaster University in 2019, during which he developed an interest in biomechanics. He is currently towards an Interdisciplinary MASc through the school of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on developing a gait analysis system for use in orthopaedic clinics to help predict knee arthroplasty outcomes

Andrew Koshyk is in his final year of the Mechanical Engineering and Management program at McMaster University. He is currently working on a final year research project where he is focusing on developing an anatomically relevant 3D tracking method to assess the effectiveness of different fracture plating methods.

Annie King completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University where she studied Mathematics and Engineering with a focus on applied mechanics. She is currently working towards an MASc through the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster. Her research focuses on designing and testing a 3D printed honeycomb structure for energy absorption in bicycle helmets.