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Contact Info

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Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs and Program Evaluation, Professor
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Brief Bio


  • Postdoctoral: Vascular Endocrinology and Hypertension, Wayne State University Department of Internal Medicine, 1992 – 1994.
  • PhD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, 1992.


  • Hicks MR, Cao TV, Standley PR. Biomechanical strain vehicles for fibroblast-directed skeletal myoblast differentiation and myotube functionality in a novel coculture. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. Oct  2014; 307(8):C671-83.
  • Cao TV, Hicks MR, Standley PR. In vitro biomechanical strain regulation of fibroblast wound healing. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Nov 2013;113(11):806-818.
  • Cao TV, Hicks MR, Campbell D, Standley PR. Dosed myofascial release in three-dimensional bioengineered tendons: effects on human fibroblast hyperplasia, hypertrophy, and cytokine secretion. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Oct 2013;36(8):513-521.
  • Standley PR. My personal journey that led to the crossroads of interdisciplinary manual medicine research: serendipitous opportunities afforded a basic scientist. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Jan 2013;17(1):79-82.
  • Degenhardt BF, Standley PR. 2013-2022 strategic plan for research: a role for everyone in promoting research in the osteopathic medical profession. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Sep 2013;113(9):654-659.

For a complete listing of Dr. Standley's publications, search PubMed.

Research Interests

Biomechanics, manual medicine, education research

Research Summary

My laboratory investigates the biomechanical regulation of gene expression as it relates to repetitive motion and modeled manual medicine treatments in bioengineered tissue constructs. Targeted outcomes include effects on wound healing, muscle regeneration and anti-inflammatory cytokine expression and secretion.