Paper on spinal instability by a biomechanical genius and huge inspiration: Dr. Manohar Panjabi

Manohar M. Panjabi obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Birla College of Engineering, Pilani, India, and his PhD degree in machine design from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has held various faculty positions at Yale University. He is currently a professor in the Departments of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and Mechanical Engineering, director of Biomechanics Research Laboratory. His research interest focuses on human spine, especially the basic understanding of its function, injuries and clinical problems, which may be addressed advan- tageously with the biomechanical tools.