Dr. Michelle Osborn
Assistant Professor
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)

Teaching Interests:
veterinary anatomy, comparative vertebrate anatomy, histology, zoology, evolution

Research Interests:
comparative vertebrate morphology, pathomechanics, 2D and 3D imaging, evolutionary theory

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2018 Outstanding Teacher Selected by the Class of 2021
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2017 Outstanding Teacher Selected by the Class of 2020
  • 2016 Teaching Enhancement Fund Travel Award
  • 2014 Finalist, Postdoc Poster Presentation Award
  • 2012 Best Oral Presentation
  • 2011 William H. Gates Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2010 Induction as Associate Member
  • 2006 West Fund Grant
 Education:
  • PhD Louisiana State University
  • M.A. Louisiana State University
  • BA University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 Grants:
  • Codon Usage in Morbilliviruses: Evidence for Evolutionary Conservation & Importance for Adaptation to New Hosts, University of Georgia,
  • Pathomechanical Analysis of Equine Navicular Disease, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program,
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • The Human Shoulder Suspension Apparatus: A Causal Explanation for Bilateral Asymmetry and a Fresh Look at the Evolution of Human Bipedality, Osborn, Michelle; Homberger, Dominique , 2015, The Anatomical Record , Volume: 298, Number: 9, Pages: 1572-1588
  • A registration algorithm for the identification of individual parrots based on the patterns of filing ridges on their upper bill tip, Redd, Corey; Dubansky, Brooke ; Osborn, Michelle; Tully, Thomas; Homberger, Dominique, 2012, International Journal of Biology and Biometrics , Volume: 6, Number: 3, Pages: 68-91
Scientific Abstract:
  • Correlating Increased Mechanical Forces with Tissue Lesions in Equine Navicular Disease, Osborn, Michelle; Blas-Machado, Uriel; Uhl, Elizabeth; Kirejczyk, Shannon, 2018
  • Localized Optimization of Measles Virus (MV) Hemagglutinin (H) Gene to Human Codon Usage Bias Increases Protein Expression, Uhl, Elizabeth; Osborn, Michelle; Michel, Frank; Hogan, Robert; Jelesijevic, Tomislav, 2018
  • Protein Expression from Measles (MV) L Protein Genes Optimized and Suboptimized to Human and Canine Codon Usage Bias Varies with Construct and Cell Type, Uhl, Elizabeth; Osborn, Michelle; Michel, Frank; Hogan, Robert; Shah, Akash, 2018
  • The role of enthesis organs in degenerative joint disease: a structural and functional comparison of the human Achilles and equine navicular apparatus, Osborn, Michelle; Blas-Machado, Uriel; Uhl, Elizabeth, 2017
  • Free-body Diagram Force Analysis in 2D and 3D: A Tool to Study Comparative Vertebrate Biomechanics, Osborn, Michelle; Ge, Jinghua; Rau, A. Ravi; Homberger, Dominique, 2017
  • Analysis of Forces Acting on the Equine Navicular Bone in Normal and Dorsiflexed Positions, Ruff, Kaitlyn; Osborn, Michelle; Uhl, Elizabeth , 2016
  • Human Achilles and Equine Navicular Apparatus: A Structural and Functional Comparison of Two Premier Enthesis Organs, Osborn, Michelle; Blas-Machado, Uriel; Uhl, Elizabeth , 2016
  • Synonymous Codon Changes in Measles (HMV) and Canine Distemper (CDV) Viral Nucleic Acid Sequences Result in Gene-Specific Changes in Levels of Viral Protein Expression, Uhl, Elizabeth; Osborn, Michelle; Michel, Frank; Hogan, Robert, 2016
  • Human & Canine Codon Optimization of Measles & Canine Distemper Viral Nucleic Acid Sequences Increases Sequence Identity and Protein Expression Compared to Wild Type and Human Codon Sub-optimized Constructs, Uhl, Elizabeth; Osborn, Michelle; Michel, Frank; Hogan, Robert, 2015
  • Male vs. Female Horse Riders: Differences in Musculoskeletal Response to the Force Generated by a Horse at the Trot, Osborn, Michelle; Cornille, Jean Luc; Uhl, Elizabeth , 2015
  • Effects of the curvature of the lumbar spine on the posture of male and female horse riders: A biomechanical analysis, Osborn, Michelle; Cornille, Jean Luc; Uhl, Elizabeth , 2014
  • Optimization of the nucleocapsid (N) protein sequences of human measles virus (HMV) and canine distemper virus (CDV) to human and canine codon usage bias increases sequence identity and protein expression, Uhl, Elizabeth; Osborn, Michelle; Michel, Frank; Hogan, Robert, 2014
  • The effect of posture on the neck and shoulder suspension apparatus of humans: A 3D biomechanical analysis, Osborn, Michelle; Ge, Jinghua; Melancon, Keith; Rau, A. Ravi; Homberger, Dominique, 2013
  • Comparative functional morphology of the head suspension of quadrupedal cats and the shoulder suspension of bipedal humans, Osborn, Michelle; Homberger, Dominique, 2012
  • Biomechanical analysis of the human head-neck-shoulder complex: Asymmetry as a natural experiment, Osborn, Michelle; Homberger, Dominique, 2011
  • The human head-neck-shoulder complex: A configuration to free the hands, Osborn, Michelle; Homberger, Dominique, 2011
  • The function and evolution of the mastoid process and clavicle in humans: A natural experiment, Osborn, Michelle; Homberger, Dominique, 2010
Written Case with Instructional Material:
  • The Pathomechanics of Degenerative Joint Disease: A One Health Comparative Case Study Approach, Uhl, Elizabeth ; Osborn, Michelle, 2016