University of California, Irvine


ASIAM Institute, for the 11th year, supported the International Symposium of Ligaments and Tendons (ISL&T). This year, ISL&T-XI was held at the University of California, Irvine in Long Beach, CA and hosted by Drs. Thay Lee and Ranjan Gupta. The enthusiasm of the participants was overwhelming! This meeting continues to be multidisciplinary, as well as having international exposure with large numbers of global experts in attendance. Orthopaedic surgeons, biologists, bioengineers from the U.S., Asia, and Europe contributed to this meeting. A total of 36 papers were presented with half of the presentations coming from young investigators (students and post-doctoral) and half from senior investigators followed by a spirited discussion. The science presented was at the highest level.

We were able to recognize outstanding papers presented by students, fellows and residents with awards for the Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award, Best Student Paper, Best Research Fellow Paper and Best Poster. Each award consisted of a certificate and a check for US$200 (donated by Flexcell International Corporation). Again, the competition was spirited with many high quality presentations.

Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Awards Biomechanics Research: Dr. Joo Han Oh University of California, Irvine

Biological Research: Mr. Jeffrey P. Brown Tufts University

Best Student Paper Jessica Telleria Stanford University

Best Research Fellow Paper Jae Chul Yoo Sungkyunkwan University

Best Poster Nathan Schiele Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Woo's Former and Current Students and Fellows
Dr. Woo’s Former and Current Students and Fellows