Mizzou MAC Researchers Fall 2021

Mizzou MAC

From left to right: Back Row: Abdullah Alsharafi, Sam Kasser, Reilly Steele, Sam Weiss, Jacob Thomas, Austin Lawrence, Dr. Trent Guess
Front Row: Dr. Jamie Hall, Olivia Guess, Chloe Web, Megan Pullen, Rachel Coryell, Rose Schauffler, Rachel Clark


Trent Guess, PhD (guesstr@health.missouri.edu)

Assistant Director

Jamie Hall, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS (halljami@health.missouri.edu)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Graduate Researchers

  • Jacob Thomas
  • Rose Schauffler

Professional Student Researchers

  • Rachel Coryell
  • Rachel Clark

Undergraduate Researchers

  • + Megan Pullen
  • Abdullah Alsharafi
  • Olivia Guess
  • Aaron Harrison
  • Sam Kasser
  • Chloe Webb
  • Sam Weiss

  • + Undergraduate Lab Technician


Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Portia Flowers, PhD
  • Antonis P. Stylianou, PhD *
  • Mahbube Siddiki, Ph.D. *
  • Mohammad Kia, Ph.D.*
  • Yunkai Lu, Ph.D.*
  • Hongzeng Liu, Ph.D*


  • Erin O'Toole, MS
  • Fangrui Ding, MS
  • Swithin Razu, PhD
  • Amirhossein Jahandar, MS
  • Hamidreza Jahandar, MS
  • Katherine Bloemker, PhD*
  • Mohamamd Kia, PhD*
  • Munsur Rahman, MS*
  • Gavin Paiva, MS*
  • Paul Wilson, MS*
  • Jyothi Rayaprolu, MS*
  • Katie Weimer, MS*
  • Aarthi Shankar, MS*


  • Rachel Coryell
  • Zach Mefrakis
  • Emma Tomes
  • Ashley Morris
  • Allyson Wamhoff
  • Grant Parks
  • Sami Kurkowski
  • Blair Twaddle
  • Morgan Sloan
  • Austin Koester
  • Akash Patel
  • Reimon Brown
  • Dillon Noland
  • Patrick Kirk
  • Lauren Bradley
  • Frances Zhu*
  • Vicki Angelini*
  • Kyle Medly*
  • Jessica Hettinger*
  • Leo Olcott*
  • Seth Powers*
  • Fernando Nussenbaum*
  • Geminia Carey*
  • Katie Weimer*
  • Katie McNutt*
  • Hakim Khan*


  • Zeke Brallier
  • Matthew Guess
  • Becca Anglen
  • Chris Lang
  • Derick Davis
  • Theo Choma
  • Conner Hazelrigg

*MBRL University of Missouri – Kansas City

Our Projects

Subject Specific Concurrent Simulation of Movement and Natural Knee Contacts Mechanics

This project combines custom muscle driven musculoskeletal models with subject specific geometries and gait data to predict patient specific loading on knee structures and tissues during ambulation.

Validation of Musculsokeletal Models with Instrumented Prosthetic

The purpose of this project is to validate the knee contact force predictions of our custom muscle driven musculoskeletal models.

Our Lab

The Mizzou Motion Analysis Center (Mizzou MAC)

The mission of the Mizzou MAC is to combine the tools of engineering (computational analysis, instrumentation, measurement, and mechanical design) with the clinical expertise of physical therapy and orthopaedics to address issues of musculoskeletal health.