The Biodynamics Lab is a core research facility within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Our Chairman is Dr. Freddie H. Fu.  The Biodynamics Laboratory has three primary missions: (1) investigate relationships between dynamic joint function and joint disease, injury, and treatment to improve diagnosis and care of orthopaedic conditions; (2) develop innovative technologies and methods for assessing the dynamic function of joints and musculoskeletal tissues; and (3) provide unique training opportunities for medical students, orthopaedic residents, engineering students, and visiting fellows to conduct orthopaedic research. Our research program is highly translational and thrives on strong collaborations between clinical and basic scientists. The central theme of our laboratory research is the identification and treatment of mechanical disorders that drive progression of degenerative musculoskeletal disease. Our research lab uses state of the art equipment and software in order to address these research questions.

If you would like to join our team:

  • as a staff member, please refer to job openings from our lab on Join Pitt (keyword: Biodynamics Lab) and/or contact the Lab Director, Dr. William Anderst, anderst@pitt.edu
  • as a graduate student, medical resident, medical student, post-doc or research fellow, contact the Lab Director, Dr. William Anderst, anderst@pitt.edu
  • as an undergraduate research assistant, send your resume and cover letter to our Lab Manager, Lisa Bemis, bemisl@pitt.edu
  • as a participant for a research study conducted by our lab, please view our studies on PittPlusMe