Message from the Director

Dr. Savio Woo
Dr. Savio Woo

The MSRC was a world-renown research center for education and research in Orthopaedics from 1990 to 2018. After 28 years of great research, the MSRC officially closed in April 2018. The MSRC was a multi-disciplinary enterprise where engineers, biologists, physicians and surgeons worked together seamlessly to perform cutting-edge basic and translational research at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and joint levels.

The MSRC enabled a large number of motivated undergraduate, graduate and medical students as well as international post-doctoral research fellows with diverse backgrounds to come and learn how to conduct orthopaedic research the correct way. Working together, the MSRC earned a national and international reputation of excellence in basic and translational research.

The major foci of the MSRC was 1) biomechanical properties of ligaments and tendons, 2) in-vitro and in-vivo joint mechanics and function, and 3) functional tissue engineering (FTE) of healing and regeneration of ligaments and tendons.

The MSRC served the orthopaedic sports medicine and biomechanics community as well as organizations such as ISL&T, WACBE, ORS, BMES, ASME, AOSSM, AANA, ISAKOS, Magellan, Herodicus and so on.

With best regards,

Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon), D.Eng. (Hon)
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and
Founding Director, MSRC



Group Photo at the Think More, Ask More, Do More Symposium
honoring the retirement of Dr. Woo



Provost Beeson and Chancellor Gallagher presenting Dr. Woo with his Certificate of Emeritus