Michele Grimm

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Synthetic Biology Division

Professor Grimm and her team conduct research in three primary areas. The first utilizes computational techniques to understand the biomechanics of injury during the childbirth process, in particular injury to the neonatal brachial plexus. This research is conducted in collaboration with experimental and clinical researchers at MSU and across the country. The second area focuses on integrating an understanding of user needs into the design of assistive and enabling technologies, particularly those to support the aging population and individuals with disabilities. Finally, the Grimm research team conducts research on engineering education and ways to improve student success.

Computational modeling of the biomechanics of obstetrical emergencies, such as shoulder dystocia, can lend insight into injury mechanisms when clinical studies are not appropriate.