University and ETH Zurich
Merits and accomplishment in the fields of biomedical engineering, musculoskeletal science, and orthopedic surgery
Jess Snedeker is a Professor of Orthopedic Biomechanics, with joint faculty chairs at the ETH Zurich (Department of Health Sciences and Technology) and the University of Zurich (Medical Faculty) where he is the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopedics. Since 2015, he has served as Chief Scientific Officer of the Balgrist Campus, a federally funded center for musculoskeletal research. This national hub hosts more than 20 independent groups comprising more than 220 researchers working onsite. The Snedeker Laboratory is itself a leading research group focused on tendon mechanobiology and regenerative orthopedic surgery. The group has over 150 peer reviewed original publications in print and has received numerous scientific awards for its work. Beyond basic research, the Snedeker group actively develops and translates next-generation orthopedic devices for improved patient outcomes and better quality of life.