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 Dr. Robert Tower!
August 28, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Tower on being selected to receive an ASBMR 2018 Annual Meeting Young Investigator Travel Grant for the abstract presentation “Mineralizing Bone Surfaces Drive Blood Vessel Redistribution Through Asymmetric Angiogenesis.”
Qin Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Rooney, Dan Torino, Rachel Baskin, Rameen Vafa, Pooja Khandekar, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky!
August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Sarah, Dan, Rachel, Rameen, Pooja, Andy, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Doxycycline Improves Cage Activity, but not Exercised, Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle in a Rat Model" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics.
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Chen, Dr. Shetye, Dr. Huegel, Dr. Riggin, Dr. Gittings, Courtney Nuss, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky!
August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Mengcun, Snehal, Julianne, Cori, Dan, Courtney, Steph, Andy, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript titled "Biceps Detachment Preserves Joint Function in a Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model" accepted for publication in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
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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