Leigh Gabel


Postdoctoral fellow, Bone Imaging Laboratory, University of Calgary


Leigh Gabel

I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Bone Imaging Laboratory at the University of Calgary. I study how loading (e.g., physical activity, exercise) influences bone development and bone adaptation throughout the lifespan. My current work investigates how long-duration spaceflight (e.g., unloading) affects astronauts’ bone structure and strength. My current and prior research involved prospective cohorts. I’m also interested in study design and statistical methods for longitudinal studies. When not thinking about space and skeletons, I can usually be found on the trail or at the park running after two small humans and a large dog.

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