Message from the Director


The MSRC was established in 1990 for education and research.  We have been a flourishing enterprise where engineering, biologists, physicians, surgeons and staff work together seamlessly.  Our mission is to guide and teach our highly qualified students, and research fellows on: 1) functional tissue engineering and tissue regeneration, 2) properties of ligaments and tendons and 3) joint and computational biomechanics related to orthopaedic surgery.  Our Mechanobiology, Tissue Mechanics and Knee Kinematics & Robotics Laboratories are organized to cover the spectrum of our research ranging from Molecular to Cellular to Tissue to Joint Levels.

Our center has earned a national and international reputation of excellence in basic and translational research.  We collaborate with investigators from all around the world.

We hope that after reading about us here, you will, like over 2,500 of our friends did, want to come to the University of Pittsburgh and visit the MSRC in person.

Sincerely yours,

Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng. Director

Musculoskeletal Research Center 2011