The Weiss Biomechanics Lab was founded at the University of Utah in 2000. We are affiliated with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopedics and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. Originally, research in the Lab focused on the structure and function of normal, injured and healing ligaments. The scope of research has expanded considerably over the last 20 years to include the study of other soft tissues and diarthrodial joints, as well as cardiac mechanics and angiogenesis. Scientific investigations combine techniques from a range of disciplines including biomechanics, biochemistry, molecular biology and imaging. In all areas, a combination of computational and experimental approaches is used to answer questions and solve problems that could not be addressed otherwise.

The research and educational missions of the Lab are funded with an annual budget of over $1 million. We employ scientists, engineers and software developers and train undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Map: Merrill Engineering Building
Rooms 2458, 2460, 2478, 2488, 2490

Mailing Address:
Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB)
University of Utah
36 S. Wasatch Drive, Rm. 3100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone:  (801) 587-7834
FAX:  (801) 585-5361