Tammy L. Haut Donahue

Tammy Haut Donahue

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Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Director, Mechanics of Multiscale Materials Research Group

  • PhD, University of California at Davis
  • MS, University of California at Davis
  • BS, Michigan State University

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • FE model of human knee joint
  • Microstructural model of meniscus
  • Material properties of menisci, tendons, and ligaments
  • How musculoskeletal cells respond to mechanical stimulus

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Finite Elements
  • Computational and Experimental Mechanics

Recent Publications

  • Killian, M.L., Zielinska, B., Gupta, T., Haut Donahue, T.L., In vitro inhibition of compression-induced catabolic gene expression in meniscal explants following treatment with IL-1 receptor antagonist. Journal of Orthopaedic Science, Feb 18, 2011 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Killian, M.L., Lepinski, N. M., Haut, R.C., Haut Donahue, T.L., Regional and Zonal Histo-Morphological Characteristics of the Lapine Menisci. Anatomical Record Dec;293(12)1991-2000, 2010.
  • Abraham, A.C., Moyer, J.T., Villegas, D.F., Odegard, G.M., Haut Donahue, T.L., Transverse Mechanical Properties of Human Meniscal Attachments. Journal of Biomechanics Feb 3:44 (3):413-8, 2011.
  • Villegas, D.F, Haut Donahue, T.L., Collagen Morphology in Human Meniscal Attachments: a SEM study. Connective Tissue Research, 51(5):327-36, 2010.
  • Morrow, Haut Donahue, Odegard, Kaufman, "A Method for Assessing the Fit of a Constitutive Material Model to Experimental Stress-Strain Data" Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 13(2):247-256, 2010.
  • Morrow, D. A., Haut Donahue, T.L., Odegard, G.M., Kaufman K. R., "Transversely isotropic tensile material properties of skeletal muscle tissue" Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Jan;3(1):124-9.2010.
  • Killian, M.L., Isaac, D., Leetun, D., Dejardin, L., Haut, R.C., Haut Donahue, T.L.,Traumatic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear and its Implications on Meniscal Degradation: A Preliminary Novel Lapine Osteoarthritis Model. Journal of Surgical Research Dec 164(2):234-41, 2010.