Elise F. Morgan, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Boston University College of Engineering

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MS, University of California, Berkeley




Elise Morgan is the Maysarah K. Sukkar Professor of Engineering Design and Innovation and the Director of the Center for Multiscale and Translational Mechanobiology at Boston University. She has faculty appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (primary), the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Morgan received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Surgery at Stanford University.

Dr. Morgan’s research laboratory focuses on the mechanical behavior and mechanobiology of skeletal tissues at multiple length scales. Her lab uses experimental and computational methods to explore how the deformation and failure behavior of tissues depend on the tissue microstructure; and conversely, how the differentiation and adaptation of tissues and cells are modulated by their mechanical microenvironment.

Dr. Morgan has received research funding from the NIH, the NSF, and multiple industry sources and private foundations. From 2016-2018, she was the Chair of the Skeletal Biology, Structure, and Regeneration study section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review. She is the recipient of several research and teaching awards, including the 2013 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is the co-founder of a STEM outreach program, Summer Pathways, for high-school girls. Dr. Morgan currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development in the College of Engineering. She is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biomechanics, is an member of the editorial board of Bone, and is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Maysarah K Sukkar Professor of Engineering Design and Innovation
Boston University College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering


Director
Boston University College of Engineering
Center for Multiscale and Translational Mechanobiology


Director
Boston University College of Engineering
Micro-Computed Tomography Imaging Core Facility



2016-2018 National Institutes of Health: Chair, Study Section: Skeletal Biology, Structure, and Regeneration
2015 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering: Fellow
2015 Insight into Diversity: 100 Inspiring Women in STEM
2014-2016 National Institutes of Health: Member, Study Section: Skeletal Biology, Structure, and Regeneration
2014 College of Engineering, Boston University: Faculty Service Award
2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award
2012-2017 College of Engineering, Boston University: Distinguished Faculty Fellow
2010-2011 National Institutes of Health: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Senior Fellows
2009 College of Engineering, Boston University: Early Career Research Excellence Award
2006 International Osteoporosis Foundation and Servier Research Group: Young Investigator Research Award
2000 University of California, Berkeley: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
1999 American Society of Mechanical Engineers: First Place, Master’s Paper Competition
1997-2000 National Science Foundation Graduate Research: Fellowship


3-D Visualization and Prediction of Vertebral Fractures
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R01AR054620-13S

A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify BMD Genes
04/01/2018 - 02/28/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Elise F. Morgan, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R01AR071657-04

Fellowship for Patrick Williams (July through December 2021)
07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc


Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program (T32 Student Billing Agreement for Patrick Williamson)
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIAMS
5T32AR055885-12

3-D Visualization and Prediction of Vertebral Fractures
09/01/2014 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R01AR054620-10

Fellowship for Patrick Williamson (Fall/Spring 2019)
09/03/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc


The mechanistic role of subchondral bone cysts and bone marrow lesions as markers of cases for hip arthroplasty
07/01/2017 - 12/31/2018 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Eric Smith, MD
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation


Student Billing Agreement for Patrick Williamson
04/30/2018 - 09/02/2018 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc


Student Billing Agreement for Patrick Williamson
09/04/2017 - 04/29/2018 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc


Graduate Student Billing Agreement for Patrick Williamson
05/01/2017 - 09/03/2017 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify BMD Genes 5R01AR071657-04 1
2021 3-D Visualization and Prediction of Vertebral Fractures 5R01AR054620-13 18
2021 3-D Visualization and Prediction of Vertebral Fractures 3R01AR054620-13S1 18
2020 3-D Visualization and Prediction of Vertebral Fractures 3R01AR054620-11S1 18
2020 A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify BMD Genes 5R01AR071657-03 1
2020 A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify BMD Genes 5R01AR071657-03 1
2020 3-D Visualization and Prediction of Vertebral Fractures 5R01AR054620-12 18
2019 A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify BMD Genes 3R01AR071657-02S1 1
2019 A Systems Genetics Approach to Identify BMD Genes 5R01AR071657-02 1
2019 3-D Visualization and Prediction of Vertebral Fractures 2R01AR054620-11 18
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  1. Li X, Zhu X, Wu H, Van Dyke TE, Xu X, Morgan EF, Fu W, Liu C, Tu Q, Huang D, Chen J. Roles and Mechanisms of Irisin in Attenuating Pathological Features of Osteoarthritis. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021; 9:703670.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34650969; PMCID: PMC8509718; DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2021.703670;
     
  2. Wu Y, Loaiza J, Banerji R, Blouin O, Morgan E. Structure-function relationships of the human vertebral endplate. JOR Spine. 2021 Sep; 4(3):e1170. PMID: 34611592; PMCID: PMC8479528; DOI: 10.1002/jsp2.1170;
     
  3. Song J, Korunes-Miller J, Banerji R, Wu Y, Fazeli S, Zheng H, Orr B, Morgan E, Andry C, Henderson J, Miller NS, White A, Grinstaff MW. On-Site, On-Demand 3D-Printed Nasopharyngeal Swabs to Improve the Access of Coronavirus Disease-19 Testing. Glob Chall. 2021 Nov; 5(11):2100039.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34754507; PMCID: PMC8562062; DOI: 10.1002/gch2.202100039;
     
  4. Gongora AE, Snapp KL, Whiting E, Riley P, Reyes KG, Morgan EF, Brown KA. Using simulation to accelerate autonomous experimentation: A case study using mechanics. iScience. 2021 Apr 23; 24(4):102262. PMID: 33817570; PMCID: PMC8010472; DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102262;
     
  5. De Giacomo A, Morgan EF, Gerstenfeld LC. Generation of Closed Transverse Fractures in Small Animals. Methods Mol Biol. 2021; 2230:63-73.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33197008
     
  6. Morgan EF, Giacomo A, Gerstenfeld LC. Overview of Skeletal Repair (Fracture Healing and Its Assessment). Methods Mol Biol. 2021; 2230:17-37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33197006
     
  7. Morgan EF, Gerstenfeld LC. Osteoporosis (Dempster, D, Cauley, JA, Bouxsein ML, Cosman, F eds.). The Bone Organ System: Form and Function. London: Elsevier Academic Press. 2021; 15-38.
  8. Karim L, Hussein AI, Morgan EF, Bouxsein ML. Osteoporosis (Marcus R, Feldman D, Nelson D, Rosen, CJ eds.). The mechanical behavior of bone. Academic Press. 2021; 283-308.
  9. Morgan EF, Gerstenfeld LC. Osteoporosis (Dempster, D, Cauley, JA, Bouxsein ML, Cosman, F eds.). The Bone Organ System: Form and Function. Elsevier Academic Press. London. 2021; 15-38.
  10. Auger JD, Frings N, Wu Y, Marty AG, Morgan EF. Trabecular Architecture and Mechanical Heterogeneity Effects on Vertebral Body Strength. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2020 12; 18(6):716-726. PMID: 33215364; PMCID: PMC7891914; DOI: 10.1007/s11914-020-00640-0;
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 107 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2008

YearPublications
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Mechanobiology
Biomechanics
Fracture Healing
Autonomous Research
Spine Fractures
Mechanopathology
Bone Regeneration

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