Welcome to the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories

Our laboratory focuses on developing and applying experimental and computational methods, primarily in the area of biomechanics, to address research questions in musculoskeletal science and cardiovascular mechanics.  Our research is multidisciplinary, and students in the MRL learn both experimental and computational techniques to address questions in their desired area of research.  Professor Jeffrey A. Weiss is the Director of the laboratories, and Dr. Benjamin J. Ellis is the Associate Director.

Recent News

New Publication on Targeting Collagen Molecular Damage

March 30th, 2017|Comments Off on New Publication on Targeting Collagen Molecular Damage

Our new study reveals that collagen triple helix unfolding occurs during tensile loading of collagenous tissues and thus is an important damage mechanism. Our [...]

Zitnay Receives Award

July 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Zitnay Receives Award

MRL lab member and PhD student Jared Zitnay was awarded 2nd place in the PhD Student Competition at the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and [...]

MRL Grad Student Receives Scholarship

August 26th, 2014|Comments Off on MRL Grad Student Receives Scholarship

Congratulation to Rinchen Phuntsok who is a recipient of the 2014 Dalai Lama Trust Graduate Scholarsip, awarded to Tibetan graduate students. Rinchen is researching the [...]

Angiogenesis on AJP-Heart and Circulatory Podcasts

July 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Angiogenesis on AJP-Heart and Circulatory Podcasts

AJP - Heart and Circulatory Podcasts interviewed Jeff Weiss on the paper "Cell-generated traction forces and the resulting matrix deformation modulate microvascular alignment and growth [...]