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Mark Raymond Buckley, Ph.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Rochester work Box 270168 Rochester, NY 14627-0168 office: Goergen Hall 317 p 585-276-4195 f Buckley

Recent Publications

    • Freedman BR
    • Sarver JJ
    • Buckley MR
    • Voleti PB
    • Soslowsky LJ
    (2014 Jun 27). Biomechanical and structural response of healing Achilles tendon to fatigue loading following acute injury. - Journal of biomechanics.
    • Dunkman AA
    • Buckley MR
    • Mienaltowski MJ
    • Adams SM
    • Thomas SJ
    • Kumar A
    • Beason DP
    • Iozzo RV
    • Birk DE
    • Soslowsky LJ
    (2014 Apr). The injury response of aged tendons in the absence of biglycan and decorin. - Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology.
    • Dunkman AA
    • Buckley MR
    • Mienaltowski MJ
    • Adams SM
    • Thomas SJ
    • Satchell L
    • Kumar A
    • Pathmanathan L
    • Beason DP
    • Iozzo RV
    • Birk DE
    • Soslowsky LJ
    (2014 Mar). The tendon injury response is influenced by decorin and biglycan. - Annals of biomedical engineering.
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Mark Raymond Buckley

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010
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  • Assistant Professor

    • Biomedical Engineering

Buckley Lab

Research Overview

Tendon, ligament, cartilage and many other soft biological tissues serve predominantly mechanical functions. However, unlike steel, concrete and other elastic solids, these structurally complex materials exhibit a history- and time-dependent response to loading (i.e., viscoelasticity) that must be characterized in order to predict in vivo deformations and understand loss of mechanical function in the pathological state. Our lab is interested in evaluating changes in soft tissue viscoelastic properties across multiple length scales during processes including exercise, aging, injury and disease and identifying the specific biological and structural factors responsible for these alterations. To characterize viscoelasticity at the tissue, matrix and cellular levels, we combine simultaneous high-speed microscopy, force measurement and control of deformation on live tissue explants. Using our findings, we seek to devise strategies for assessing the efficacy of treatments or diagnosing damage based on viscoelastic measurements.