University of Calgary

Eng Kuan Moo

  • Research Technician
  • Herzog Research Group


1.    Moo, E. K., Peterson, D. R., Leonard, T. R., Kaya, M., Herzog, W. (2017) In vivo muscle force and muscle power during near-maximal frog jumps. Plos One, 12(3), doi: e0173415, 10.1371/journal.pone.0173415


2.    Moo, E. K., Herzog, W. (2017) Unfolding of membrane ruffles protects chondrocytes against death. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 35(2),  302-310, doi: 10.1002/jor.23260


3.    Moo, E.K., Fortuna, R., Sibole S.C., Abusara, Z., Herzog, W. (2016) In vivo sarcomere lengths and sarcomere elongations are not uniform across an intact muscle. Frontiers in Physiology (Striated Muscle Physiology), 7:187, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00187

4.    Bourne, D., Moo, E. K., Herzog, W. (2015). Cartilage and chondrocyte response to extreme muscular loading and impact loading. Can in vivo pre-load decrease impact-induced cell death? Clinical Biomechanics, 30(6), 537-545, doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.04.009

5.    Moo, E.K., Han, S.K., Federico, S., Sibole, S.C., Jinha, A., Abu Osman, N.A., Pingguan-Murphy, B., Herzog, W. (2014). Extracellular matrix integrity affects the mechanical behaviour of in-situ chondrocytes under compression. Journal of Biomechanics, 47(5), 1004-1013, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.01.003

6.    Moo, E.K., Amrein, M., Epstein, M., Duvall, M., Abu Osman, N.A., Pingguan-Murphy, B., Herzog, W. (2013). The properties of chondrocyte membrane reservoirs and their role in impact-induced cell death. Biophysical Journal, 105(7), 1590-1600, doi:  10.1016/j.bpj.2013.08.035

7.    Moo, E.K., Abusara, Z., Abu Osman, N.A., Pingguan-Murphy, B., Herzog, W. (2013). Dual photon excitation microscopy and image threshold segmentation in live cell imaging during compression testing. Journal of Biomechanics, 46(12), 2024-2031, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.06.007

8.    Moo, E. K., Herzog, W., Han, S. K., Abu Osman, N. A., Pingguan-Murphy, B., Federico, S. (2012). Mechanical behaviour of in-situ chondrocytes subjected to different loading rates: a finite element study. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 11(7), 983-93, doi: 10.1007/s10237-011-0367-2

9.    Moo, E. K., Abu Osman, N. A., Pingguan-Murphy, B.(2011). The metabolic dynamics of cartilage explants over a long-term culture period, Clinics (Sao Paulo), 66 (8), 1431-36, doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322011000800021

10.  Moo, E. K., Abu Osman, N. A., Pingguan-Murphy, B., Wan Abas, W. A. B., Spence, W. D.,Solomonidis, S. E. (2009). Interface pressure profile analysis for patellar tendon-bearing socket and hydrostatic socket. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics / Wrocław University of Technology, 11(4), 37-43.

Photograph of Eng Kuan Moo

Curriculum Vitae



  • 2016 - AIHS Postgraduate Fellowship - Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions
  • 2015 - CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship - Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • 2013 - David Winter Young Investigator Award (podium) - 24th meeting of International Society of Biomechanics
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