Jonas Rubenson

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Jonas Rubenson

Research Summary

Integrating experimental and modeling approaches to study gait and skeletal muscle function during locomotion in both health and disease/impairment. In particular, the relationship between in vivo muscle mechanics and metabolic energetics and mechanisms underlying locomotor adaptation and optimization.


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Mechanics Walking Tendons Locomotion Running Muscles Muscle Gait Extremities Birds Joints Biomechanical Phenomena Biomechanics Fascia Struthioniformes Limbs (Animal) Joints (Animal) Costs And Cost Analysis Collagen Dinosaurs Bioreactors Foot Energy Achilles Tendon Limb

Most Recent Papers

American Society of Biomechanics Journal of Biomechanics Award 2017

M. Q. Salzano, S. M. Cox, Stephen Jacob Piazza, Jonas Rubenson, 2018, Journal of Biomechanics on p. 1-7

Modulation of joint and limb mechanical work in walk-to-run transition steps in humans

Neville J. Pires, Brendan S. Lay, Jonas Rubenson, 2018, Journal of Experimental Biology

The influence of speed and size on avian terrestrial locomotor biomechanics

P. J. Bishop, D. F. Graham, L. P. Lamas, J. R. Hutchinson, Jonas Rubenson, J. A. Hancock, R. S. Wilson, S. A. Hocknull, R. S. Barrett, D. G. Lloyd, C. J. Clemente, 2018, PloS one

Using step width to compare locomotor biomechanics between extinct, non-avian theropod dinosaurs and modern obligate bipeds

P. J. Bishop, C. J. Clemente, R. E. Weems, D. F. Graham, L. P. Lamas, J. R. Hutchinson, Jonas Rubenson, R. S. Wilson, S. A. Hocknull, R. S. Barrett, D. G. Lloyd, 2017, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Three dimensional microstructural network of elastin, collagen, and cells in Achilles tendons

Xin Pang, Jian Ping Wu, Garry T. Allison, Jiake Xu, Jonas Rubenson, Ming Hao Zheng, David G. Lloyd, Bruce Gardiner, Allan Wang, Thomas Brett Kirk, 2017, Journal of Orthopaedic Research on p. 1203-1214

The use of geometric morphometric techniques to identify sexual dimorphism in gait

Claire Waldock, Nick Milne, Jonas Rubenson, Cyril Jon Donnelly, 2016, Journal of Applied Biomechanics on p. 441-448

Adaptive Remodeling of Achilles Tendon

Stuart R. Young, Bruce Gardiner, Arash Mehdizadeh, Jonas Rubenson, Brian Umberger, David W. Smith, 2016, PLoS computational biology

Inferring muscle functional roles of the ostrich pelvic limb during walking and running using computer optimization

Jeffery W. Rankin, Jonas Rubenson, John R. Hutchinson, 2016, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

The role of arch compression and metatarsophalangeal joint dynamics in modulating plantar fascia strain in running

Kirsty A. McDonald, Sarah M. Stearne, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Ian North, Neville J. Pires, Jonas Rubenson, 2016, PLoS One

The Foot's Arch and the Energetics of Human Locomotion

Sarah M. Stearne, Kirsty A. McDonald, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Ian North, Charles E. Oxnard, Jonas Rubenson, 2016, Scientific Reports

High-Impact Papers

Adaptations for economical bipedal running

Jonas Rubenson, David G. Lloyd, Denham B. Heliams, Thor F. Besier, Paul A. Fournier, 2011, Journal of the Royal Society Interface on p. 740-755

On the ascent

Jonas Rubenson, Neville J. Pires, Heok O. Loi, Gavin J. Pinniger, Damian G. Shannon, 2012, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3539-3551

Joint kinetics in rearfoot versus forefoot running

Sarah M. Stearne, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Benjamin A. Green, Cyril J. Donnelly, Jonas Rubenson, 2014, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise on p. 1578-1587

Programmable mechanical stimulation influences tendon homeostasis in a bioreactor system

Tao Wang, Zhen Lin, Robert E. Day, Bruce Gardiner, Euphemie Landao-Bassonga, Jonas Rubenson, Thomas B. Kirk, David W. Smith, David G. Lloyd, Gerard Hardisty, Allan Wang, Qiujian Zheng, Ming H. Zheng, 2013, Biotechnology and Bioengineering on p. 1495-1507

Gait-specific energetics contributes to economical walking and running in emus and ostriches

Rebecca R. Watson, Jonas Rubenson, Lisa Coder, Donald F. Hoyt, Matthew W.G. Propert, Richard L. Marsh, 2011, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 2040-2046

The Foot's Arch and the Energetics of Human Locomotion

Sarah M. Stearne, Kirsty A. McDonald, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Ian North, Charles E. Oxnard, Jonas Rubenson, 2016, Scientific Reports

Mechanical efficiency of limb swing during walking and running in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris)

Jonas Rubenson, Richard L. Marsh, 2009, Journal of Applied Physiology on p. 1618-1630

Musculoskeletal modelling of an ostrich (Struthio camelus) pelvic limb

John R. Hutchinson, Jeffery W. Rankin, Jonas Rubenson, Kate H. Rosenbluth, Robert A. Siston, Scott L. Delp, 2015, PeerJ

Joint-level mechanics of the walk-to-run transition in humans

Neville J. Pires, Brendan S. Lay, Jonas Rubenson, 2014, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3519-3527

The role of arch compression and metatarsophalangeal joint dynamics in modulating plantar fascia strain in running

Kirsty A. McDonald, Sarah M. Stearne, Jacqueline A. Alderson, Ian North, Neville J. Pires, Jonas Rubenson, 2016, PLoS One