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Northwest Tissue Mechanics Laboratory

The central mission of the NTM laboratory is to improve the well-being of individuals and societies by addressing persistent problems in musculoskeletal health.  A core focus of our laboratory is to investigate how soft tissue responds to force during injury and repair, and to then translate this research into innovative medical solutions that are effective, practical and affordable. Our research utilizes experimental and computational methods, and we engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with biologists, engineers and clinicians.