Message from the Director

Dr. Savio Woo
Dr. Savio Woo

The Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC) was established in 1990 for education and research in Orthopaedics. Since then, it has been a flourishing, multi-disciplinary enterprise where engineers, biologists, physicians and surgeons work together seamlessly to perform cutting edge basic and translational research at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and joint levels.

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

Currently, our major foci include 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.

We strive to serve 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.

Sincerely yours,

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


Musculoskeletal Research Center 2014