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