Lab Techniques and Equipment:
Dr. Romani's lab is in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Musculoskeletal Biology Laboratory. The Musculoskeletal Biology Laboratory includes over 700 sq. ft. of research space and is fully equipped for apoptosis assays, hormone assays, enzymatic and metabolite assays of tissue homogenates, PCR and western blotting. The lab equipment includes 2 fume hoods, 1 incubator, 1 DNA thermal cycler, 1 Zeiss IM 35 microscope, balances, microfuges, 1 Beckman J-20 high-speed centrifuge, 1 Jouan MR18 benchtop refrigerated centrifuge, UV/visible plate reader with temperature control, UV/visible photodiode array spectrophotometer, tris-compatible pH meter, 3 water and 1 dry bath, 2 refrigerators (4 C), 2 –20C and 2 -80C freezers, horizontal and vertical gel electrophoresis equipment, vibration free work table, hybridization oven and a Millipore Simplicity water polishing station.
Romani WA, Patrie J. Curl LA, Flaws JA. The Correlations Between Estradiol, Estrone, Estriol, Progesterone, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Stiffness in Healthy, Active Females. Journal of Women’s Health and Gender Based Medicine 12(3), 2003.
Lovering RM, Romani WA. The Effect of Testosterone on the Female Anterior Cruciate Ligament. American Journal of Physiology- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2005 Jul; 289(1):R15-22. Epub 2005 Mar 24. PMID: 5790748
Zazulak BT, Paterno M, Myer GD, Romani WA, Hewett TE. Systematic Review of the Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Anterior Knee Laxity in Females. Sports Medicine. 2006;36(10):847-62.
Naylor ME, Romani WA. Test-Retest Reliability of Three Dynamic Balance Tests Obtained From Active Healthy Females Using the Neurocom Balance Master. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2006:15(4).
Whitcomb BW, Whiteman MK, Langenberg P, Flaws JA, Romani WA. Physical Activity and Risk of Hot Flashes among Women in Midlife. Journal of Women’s Health and Gender Based Medicine. 2007. 16(1):141-150
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