Mary Beth Cole, Ph.D.
Mary Beth Cole is a post-doctoral fellow in the Andronowski Lab. Mary Beth earned her bachelor’s degrees (2012) in Biological Sciences (B.S.) and Cultural Anthropology (B.A.) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with osteological training from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. She received her M.A. (2014) and Ph.D. (2019) in Anthropology (Biological) with a graduate minor in Gross Anatomy at The Ohio State University. Her Ph.D. research tracked age-associated bone loss in the human femoral neck and rib by reconstructing three-dimensional cortical pore networks using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT).
Mary Beth is interested in studying how bone histomorphometry is increasingly disregulated over the lifespan in varying mechanical loading environments, and how this trajectory is modified by physiological or pathological influences. Her methodological interests are three-dimensional microscopic imaging techniques, automation of image processing workflows for histomorphometric analysis, and statistical computing.
Mary Beth is a Student Affiliate in the Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.