Christopher J. Hernandez

Associate Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Contact Information

355 Upson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-5129

Christopher J. Hernandez

Associate Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
Biomechanics; orthopedics; arthritis; microbiome; microbiology

Current Research Interest
Effects of the microbiome on bone and joint disease; effects of the microbiome on orthopedic surgery; mechanical performance and antibiotic resistance in bacteria; repair processes in bone

Distinction
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow
Cornell University Zellman Warhaft Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Harold M. Frost Young Investigator

Selected Publications
Guss, Jason D., Michael W. Horsfield, Fernanda F. Fontenele, Taylor N. Sandoval, Marysol Luna, Fnu Apoorva, Svetlana F. Lima, Rodrigo C. Bicalho, Ankur Singh, Ruth E. Ley, Marjolein C.H. van der Meulen, Steven R. Goldring, and Christopher J. Hernandez. “Alterations to the Gut Microbiome Impair Bone Strength and Tissue Material Properties.” Journal of Bone Mineral Research 32, no. 6 (2017): 1343-1353.

Torres, Ashley M., Jonathan B. Matheny, Tony M. Keaveny, David Taylor, Clare M. Rimnac, and Christopher J. Hernandez. “Material Heterogeneity in Cancellous Bone Reduces Permanent Deformations After Mechanical Failure.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, no. 11 (2016): 2892-2897.

Cornell Research Website Video
Explaining Orthopedic Research