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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McKay Laboratory News

Congratulations to Soslowsky lab alum Dr. Nelly Andawaris-Puri!
June 18, 2020
A big congrats to Nelly for reaching new heights! She was recently appointed the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Cornell MAE department!
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Best of luck to Carrie Barnum!
June 18, 2020
We wish the best to Carrie as she continues on her scientific journey. Congrats on your acceptance to the joint MD/PhD program at Penn State University!
Soslowsky Laboratory

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Taylor!
June 18, 2020
Major congratulations to Brittany for accepting a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida!
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