Joseph Wallace is a professor and chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at IUPUI. He joined the faculty at IUPUI in September 2010 with expertise in musculoskeletal biomechanics and primary research interests including understanding factors that influence bone matrix assembly, organization and mechanical integrity. A common thread that passes through all of his research experience is a focus on the role collagen plays in bone health, and his lab studies several relevant disease models including osteogenesis imperfecta, chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
He is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indiana CTSI, and internal IU grants through multiple individual and collaborative projects.
Wallace received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech in 2002 before attending the University of Michigan for his Ph.D. studies. In 2007, he earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and chose to remain at Michigan for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Chemistry with funding from an NIH F32 individual postdoctoral award.
Areas of Expertise
Bone mechanics, mechanobiology, collagen, mechanical testing, fatigue Testing, fracture toughness testing, microcomputed tomography, atomic force microscopy, raman spectroscopy, cell and tissue culture.