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

Congratulations to Sarah Rooney!
July 05, 2018
Congratulations to former Soslowsky Lab graduate student, Sarah Rooney, for receiving the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Freedman, Ashley Rodriguez, Ryan Leiphart, Joseph Newton, Dr. Joseph Sarver, and Dr. Lou Soslowsky!
June 26, 2018
Congratulations to Ben, Ashley, Ryan, Joey, J, And Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript titled "Dynamic Loading and Tendon Healing Affect Multiscale Tendon Properties and ECM Stress Transmission" accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congrats to Anthony Martin!
June 25, 2018
Congrats to Anthony Martin and co-workers for winning the top poster award at the 2018 Ortho Research Day!

Acellular Hyaluronic Acid Scaffold with Growth Factor Delivery for Cartilage Repair in a Large Animal Model
Martín AR, Patel JM, Eby MR, Sennett ML, Davidson MD, Carey JL, Burdick JA, Mauck RL
Mauck 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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