Derek Madden PhD
Professor - Biology
Science, Mathematics & Engineering
Science Community Center 243
Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)
Yoga Siromani (Instructor of yoga)
Speaker for the National Aging Society of America (presenting research on movement and arthritis).
Smithsonian institute scientist (research on movement and monkey arthritis at Barro Colorado, Panama).
Top International Instructor of Biology (CCIE-California Colleges International Education Award).
Dean of Instruction, and Dean of Science, Math, Engineering (former titles)
LIGHT and LIFE leadership nominee, 2019, 2020 Modesto Junior College
Our research addresses the question: Why is arthritis rare in wild monkeys?
We have examined pelvic bones of wild and captive monkeys, examining the possible effects of movement on the stimulation of cartilage. One application of this research is to examine how wide ranging movements (such as done in yoga) may stimulate articular cartilage in joints.
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