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 22,000 square feet of space in Stemmler Hall in the Perelman School of Medicine. Our multi-faceted research programs involve the participation of more than 120 research personnel from 13 distinct laboratories. Research expenditures in McKay total more than $15,000,000 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 consistently ranked in the top 5 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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Congratulations to Boao Xia and Co-authors!
March 30, 2021
Congratulations to Boao Xia and coauthors for their manuscript "Development of A Decellularized Meniscus Matrix-Based Nanofibrous Scaffold for Meniscus Tissue Engineering" has been accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia!
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Congratulations to Dr. Beth Ashinsky and Coauthors
March 24, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Beth Ashinsky and coauthors for the paper "Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Regeneration: A Motion Segment Perspective" published in European Cells and Materials!
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Welcome to The Heo Lab, Lucy Hederick!
March 12, 2021
Welcome to our Undergrad Student Lucy Hederick.
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