Transforming Human Health through the Science of Peak Performance

Undergraduate Research Volunteer Openings (Fall 2021): We are currently looking for two or more undergraduate volunteer researchers to work on segmentation of mouse or human bone and tissues from medical MRI and CT images to develop musculoskeletal models. This is a computational project and work will be performed in our offices at UCSD main campus using specialized software. Work hours are flexible and we understand student scheduling needs. Bioengineering, pre-med, or similar students looking to get experience in research methods with mouse and human anatomy preferred. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for difficult tasks required. Email lab manager Jen Stowe ( with resume if interested.

Discovering biological principles to optimize human performance and transform human health on a global scale.

The scientific and sports communities believe that human performance is a neglected area of modern science-one that is ready for transformational growth and contributions to elevate the abilities of all people across society.

By comprehensively studying athletes of various ages, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and disciplines, the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance is trailblazing new possibilities.

Credit: Scott Flanders

Alliance Members

Almost all of what we know about health comes from the study of disease. Our scientific collaboration takes the opposite approach: we are studying peak performance, with the goal of enabling all people to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Credit: Erik Jepsen

We are discovering the biological principles that govern optimum performance. By uncovering these principles, we will make optimal health more accessible to all people.

We envision a vibrant community of researchers, trainees, athletes, coaches, and clinicians working together to help shape the future of human performance. We welcomes new partners to join this community.

Our Vision

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