Louis E. DeFrate

Louis Edwin DeFrate

Frank H. Bassett III, M. D. Associate Professor

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Frank H. Bassett III, M. D. Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Room 379, Medical Sciences Research Building, Box 3093 Med. Ctr., Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-9959
  • Email Address: lou.defrate@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Courses Taught

  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Liu, B; Goode, AP; Carter, TE; Utturkar, GM; Huebner, JL; Taylor, DC; Moorman Iii, CT; Garrett, WE; Kraus, VB; Guilak, F; DeFrate, LE; McNulty, AL, Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity and Prostaglandin E2 are Elevated in the Synovial Fluid of Meniscus Tear Patients., Connective Tissue Research (Informa) (2016) [abs].
  • Cher, WL; Utturkar, GM; Spritzer, CE; Nunley, JA; DeFrate, LE; Collins, AT, An analysis of changes in in vivo cartilage thickness of the healthy ankle following dynamic activity., Journal of Biomechanics, vol 49 no. 13 (2016), pp. 3026-3030 [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.05.030] [abs].
  • Kim, SY; Spritzer, CE; Utturkar, GM; Toth, AP; Garrett, WE; DeFrate, LE, Knee Kinematics During Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury as Determined From Bone Bruise Location., American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 43 no. 10 (2015), pp. 2515-2521 [10.1177/0363546515594446] [abs].
  • Carter, TE; Taylor, KA; Spritzer, CE; Utturkar, GM; Taylor, DC; III, MCT; Garrett, WE; Guilak, F; McNulty, AL; DeFrate, LE, In vivo cartilage strain increases following medial meniscal tear and correlates with synovial fluid matrix metalloproteinase activity, Journal of Biomechanics, vol 48 no. 8 (2015), pp. 1461-1468 [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.030] [abs].
  • Carter, TE; Taylor, KA; Spritzer, CE; Utturkar, GM; Taylor, DC; Moorman, CT; Garrett, WE; Guilak, F; McNulty, AL; DeFrate, LE, In vivo cartilage strain increases following medial meniscal tear and correlates with synovial fluid matrix metalloproteinase activity., Journal of Biomechanics, vol 48 no. 8 (2015), pp. 1461-1468 [10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.030] [abs].