Welcome to McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

A program in orthopaedic research at the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1960 and in 1979, the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory officially opened, establishing all of the orthopaedic research laboratories in the same physical location. Currently, the McKay Lab is a thriving, multidisciplinary facility that occupies more than 16,000 square feet of space in Stemmler Hall in the Perelman School of Medicine. Our multi-faceted research programs involve the participation of more than 100 research personnel including 13 faculty members. Research expenditures in McKay total more than $12,000,000 per annum, supported largely through extramural funding including grants from the National Institutes of Health, Veteran's Administration, other governmental agencies, private foundations, and industry. We are ranked 3rd among Orthopaedic Departments nationally in terms of NIH funding. Our overall mission is to conduct high quality fundamental and translational research and to train the next generation of leaders in our field. Moreover, the McKay Lab serves as the focal point for the NIH-supported Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, a university-wide Center that provides resources and a forum for scientific exchange through annual symposia, a year-long seminar series, a pilot grant program and other activities. 

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McKay Laboratory News

Publication selected as a highlighted article in the current issue of Journal of Biomechanics - Congratulations to Chantal de Bakker + Liu Lab!
August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Chantal M.J. de Bakker, Hongbo Zhao, Wei-Ju Tseng, Yihan Li, Allison R. Altman-Singles, Yang Liu, Laurel Leavitt, and X. Sherry Liu! Their publication titled "Effects of reproduction on sexual dimorphisms in rat bone mechanics" was a highlighted article for the current issue (Issue 77C) of Journal of Biomechanics.
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to former PhD student Chantal de Bakker for receiving the T. Chen Fong Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Imaging Science from University of Calgary. She will begin her postdoctoral career in Dr. Steven Boyd's lab!
July 27, 2018
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Kelsey Bonilla, Dr. Ben Freedman, Adam Pardes, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
July 26, 2018
Congratulations to Kelsey, Ben, Adam, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript titled "Supraspinatus tendons have different mechanical properties across sex" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomedical Engineering!
Soslowsky Laboratory

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IN THE NEWS: Congratulations to Dr. Lou Soslowsky for being awarded the H.R. Lissner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). For more information please visit Penn Medicine News

ANNOUNCEMENT: McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is currently recruiting for Musculoskeletal Tenure Track Faculty. For more information about the position or to apply please click the following link. OPEN POSITION


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