Jeff Weiss is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopedics and a Faculty Member in the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah. He grew up in Southern California and received the B.S. (1989) and M.S. (1990) degrees in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in 1994. Dr. Weiss received postdoctoral training in computational biomechanics as a finite element analyst working with the Applied Mechanics and Methods Development Groups at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Research in the Weiss Laboratories has historically focused on the biomechanics and healing of musculoskeletal soft tissues, in particular the ligaments of the knee. Over the past five years, the research focus has expanded considerably to include hard tissue as well as cardiovascular tissues including the heart, coronary arteries and smaller vessels involved in angiogenesis.