Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Large scale visualization on the Powerwall.
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Dr. Heath B. Henninger

Dr. Heath B. Henninger - Staff Scientist

Research Assistant Professor – Orthopaedics
Adjunct Assistant Professor – Bioengineering
Univ. of Utah Orthopaedic Center (UOC), Rm. A0100
phone (801) 587-5207
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Faculty Profile
HK Dunn Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL)
Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories (MRL)
My Publications


  • 2012-present   Research Assistant Professor
  • 2011                  PostDoctoral Research Associate - Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2010-2011       PostDoctoral Research Associate - Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2004-2009       PhD - Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 1999-2004       Project Manager / Product Development Manager, Robotic Production Technology, Auburn Hills, MI
  • 1994-1999       BS - Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI

Current Responsibilities

  • Development of a shoulder simulator to test kinetics and kinematics of shoulder pathology and repair
  • Biomechanics of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Techniques for open and arthroscopic biceps tenodesis
  • Relationships and geometry of bony landmarks in clinical radiography
  • Micro- and macro-scale contributions of elastin to ligament mechanics

Research Interests

My goal is to be involved in research that will someday benefit people who have suffered bone/muscle/ligament damage with a special emphasis on the shoulder. I have spent enough time recovering from sports injuries not to wonder how I got hurt and how I can recover faster. Being able to understand and predict the results of injury, repair and rehabilitation will help us treat the injuries more effectively.