Alliston Lab

Gaby Baylon, PhD

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2018
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2010

Gaby obtained her B.S. in mechanical engineering from UCSD in 2010 after transferring from San Diego City College and began working for The Boeing Company in Everett, WA as a stress analyst for the 747-8 freighter plane immediately after. As a prospective graduate student, Gaby’s research interests were primarily in classical engineering concepts like fracture and fatigue of composite materials used for aerospace applications. It wasn’t until her orientation at Stanford that she discovered the wonderful world of biomechanics and has not looked back ever since. Gaby did her Ph.D. work in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Levenston, studying the role of osmotic swelling in articular cartilage and meniscal fibrocartilage tissue mechanics and structure. She also studied the effect that clinical contrast agents have in the osmotic environment of cartilage and meniscus as well as ways to detect changes in osmotic swelling using MRI. During her time as a graduate student, Gaby was awarded several fellowships including the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Stanford Bio-X, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) and a Sloan PhD Fellowship. In 2013 the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) gave Gaby a Graduate Student Role Model SHPE Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award, the highest award given to a student for their selfless and outstanding contributions to the Hispanic community, while at the same time, maintaining academic excellence.

Gaby joined the Alliston lab in April 2018 as a Postdoctoral Scholar. Her research in the lab focuses on studying the interaction between biological and physical cues in the regulation of perilacunar/canalicular remodeling (PLR) in bone.

Research Interests
• Mechanotransduction
• Skeletal biomechanics

Favorite non-Bone Tissue

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