Dr. Silverman student conducting biomechanics research

A Colorado School of Mines researcher is on the leadership team of a new $15 million National Science Foundation institute dedicated to improving our understanding of  muscle mechanics and control.

Anne Silverman, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Mines, is one of five co-principal investigators for the new Integrative Movement Sciences Institute, announced earlier this week as part of NSF’s Biology Integration Institutes program.

Led by Monica Daley at the University of California, Irvine, the Integrative Movement Sciences Institute will bring together experts from 21 institutions across the U.S. for interdisciplinary research and training. By integrating investigations across different scales and timescales, from molecules to organisms and nanoseconds to generations, the institute aims to drive innovation in biophysics, physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience and engineering. 

“This institute is going to transform the field of movement biomechanics,” Silverman said. “The results of this work have clinical implications for understanding aging and movement disorders, and applications for assistive technology development.”

Read the full article here from the Mines Newsroom.