Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
United States of America
Rich has been a licensed physical therapist for over 20 years. He received his PhD in 2003, which was aimed at elucidating the cellular and molecular changes that occur during eccentric injury to muscle. He performed his post-doctoral work in the Department of Physiology at the University of Maryland (UMB) School of Medicine where he examined the role of intermediate filaments in skeletal muscle. Rich now runs a lab in the Department of Orthopaedics at UMB. He still maintains a strong interest in measuring muscle contractility and his most recent research tries to relate the changes identified in the lab at the cell and whole muscle levels to changes seen using non-invasive MR imaging and spectroscopy.