Name: Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng.
Title: Distinguished University Professor and Director
Musculoskeletal Research Center
Department of Bioengineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Swanson School of Engineering

Professor of Rehabilitation Science & Technology
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Core Faculty
McGowen Institute for Regenerative Medicine
School of Medicine

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Lab Contact Info:
Musculoskeletal Research Center
405 Center for Bioengineering
300 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Tel: 412-648-2000
Fax: 412-648-2001

MSRC Research Groups:

Research Interests:
  • Kinematics of various joints including knee and shoulder to rigorously assess the contributions of various soft tissues using a six degree of freedom robotic/universal force-moment sensor testing system.
  • New techniques utilizing antisense gene therapy on Type III and Type V collagens and functional tissue engineering techniques involving the use of small intestinal submucosa (SIS) to improve the healing of injured knee ligaments.
  • Nonlinear and viscoelastic material properties of biological tissues.
  • Effects of stress and motion on healing and repair of soft tissues.