Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Smith Laboratory

Welcome to the Translational Spine Research Laboratory

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The Translational Spine Research Laboratory is a collaboration between the Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Departments of the University of Pennsylvania.  Our research focuses in two main areas:

     - Bioactive Injectable Therapeutics for                   Intervertebral Disc Degeneration                              

     - Pathogenesis and Treatment of Spine Disease in                  Mucopolysaccharidosis Disorders