Diane Gregory

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Associate Professor Faculty of Science Kinesiology and Physical Education Waterloo, Ontario dgregory@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 458246854564

Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I received my MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow cross appointed in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California-San Diego.



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Bio/Research

I received my MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow cross appointed in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California-San Diego.

My research is in the area of biomechanics, specifically musculoskeletal spine health and low back pain. Of particular interest is the intervertebral disc: the soft tissue between each of the vertebrae. These discs can become injured as a result of trauma, or gradually as a result of overuse, and the way in which they become damaged changes as we age. My main interests lie in understanding disc herniation and disc degeneration.

Using a tissue-based (in vitro) and human-based (in vivo) approach, my research address questions such as:

How does the spine become injured?
What specific things do we do that increase our risk?
How can we prevent or rehabilitate these injuries?


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