Core Staff

ORL Administrative Staff


Sharon Vaassen

Research Manager

Sharon is the research administrator for the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the University of Michigan. She conducts pre- and post award grant management, routes agreements, assists with clinical trial management, and manages administrative and human resource details for the researcher faculty, staff, and trainees in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2005 109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-647-0004Fax: 734-647-0003

email: svaassen@med.umich.edu

Natalie Mijal

Administrative Assistant Sr

Nat provides administrative support for the research faculty within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She assists the labs with procurement, travel arrangements, post award grant management, and administrative details.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2003 109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-936-7417Fax: 734-647-0003

email: nmijal@med.umich.edu

Angela Collada

Research Administrator Sr

Angela provides administrative support for the research faculty within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She assists with pre- and post award grant management.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2003 109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-647-0004Fax: 734-647-0003

email: acollada@med.umich.edu

ORL Laboratory Staff


Andrea Clark

microCT/nanoCT Core Manager

Andrea manages the nanoCT/microCT core for the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories. Andrea holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. Andrea joined the lab with a wealth of experience in microscopy imaging.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2138 109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-647-1528Fax: 734-647-0003

email: clarkand@med.umich.edu

Conor Daly-Seiler

Research Lab Specialist Inter

Conor coordinates the clinical biomechanics research projects for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2016109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-647-1519Fax: 734-647-0003

email: cslocke@med.umich.edu

Robert Goulet, Ph.D.

Computer Research Specialist

Rob is the computer research specialist for the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories. Rob holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2016109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-615-6835Fax: 734-647-0003

email: rgoulet@med.umich.edu

Emma Snyder-White

Research Area Specialist, Histology

Emma works in the Histology Core located within the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2218 109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-936-1635Fax: 734-647-0003

email: eparrs@med.umich.edu

Carol Whitenger

Histologist

Carol manages the Histology Core located within the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories. Carol develops novel protocols for plastic and paraffin embedding, sectioning samples, and staining tissues. Carol performed histology studies in industry for 14 years before returning to the ORL in 2014.


A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Room 2218 109 Zina Pitcher PlaceAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2200Phone: 734-936-1635Fax: 734-647-0003

email: whitinge@med.umich.edu