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A Trinity University
student studies a bird;
she is contributing to
research collaboration
between her professor
Troy Murphy and his
academic collaborator,
professor Marcela
Osorio Beristain,
who teaches at the
Universidad Autónoma
del Estado de Morelos
in Mexico.

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program. We had a workshop at Shriners Hospital in
Chicago and invited faculty from ITESM to visit, as
well as orthopedic surgeons from there, to show them
what a great job she’d done to educate engineers, and
regarding the great opportunity to increase clinical care
there. The objective is to build an infrastructure where
ultimately everything is Mexican. We also helped her
set up a sister laboratory there to increase her credibility and supported her through research proposals.
She is also an assistant research professor at Marquette
University in orthopedics at our Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC).”
“I think it’s a hard decision as to whether to stay
in the United States that many people I met have to
make,” Bustamante says. “Many in postdoc programs

stayed [in the United States], but I can make more difference in Chihuahua. There are tons of people doing
research [in the United States]. There are not many
from where I am. There also was a big desire to be
close to my family. What is frustrating is that we do
not have much grant money. I don’t have master’s or
PhD students, so I am very limited. Even with those
limitations, with Dr. Harris and Dr. Michelle Johnson
[a research assistant professor of biomedical engineering in Marquette University’s College of Engineering],
we are trying to institute a new culture and a new
knowledge that hopefully can make a difference.”
Bustamante continues to work with Harris as part
of a large research grant developing medical solutions
for children with orthopedic problems, particularly
the postural stability of children with cerebral palsy,
work started while Bustamante was in the postdoc
program and that has been expanded to look at children with spinal deformities.
While Harris says he views the relationship with
Bustamante as being as much about public service as
research, he says that the relationship also benefits
Marquette’s academic efforts. “The grant environment is very competitive, and as a next step we are
expanding our research at our center in the United
States to bring in sister labs in underserved communities in other countries,” Harris says. “There are global
funding groups that could be interested in some of
the things we do that might provide additional
support, such as the Gates Foundation or United Nations Global Perspectives, and having relationships
elsewhere helps us compete for that. It gives us an
international presence in large scale research efforts
where we can have access to larger patient populations and pathologies unique to underserved areas.
That provides opportunities to contribute to research
that’s unique. Another advantage of doing research
in Mexico is that the cost of living is lower. If you get
funding, it goes farther.”

COURTESY OF TROY MURPHY

Troy Murphy, a
professor in the
Department of
Biology at San
Antonio, Texasbased Trinity
University, has
collaborated with
Professor Marcela
Osorio Beristain
at Universidad
Autónoma
del Estado de
Morelos in Mexico
(UAEM) since
2005, yielding
research on birds
that has led to
multiple studentled journal
articles published
in peer-reviewed
journals. Here
they are with two
students.



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