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 Yihan Li on being selected as a finalist for the ASME-SB3C 2019 PhD Student Paper Competition!
March 15, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Yihan Li on getting her work, "Effects of Reproduction and Lactation History on Rat Maternal Bone Mechano-responsiveness and Osteocyte Microenvironment" accepted as a podium presentation at the 2019 SB3C Conference!
March 15, 2019
Liu Laboratory

Congratulations to Bhavana Mohanraj and Co-Authors for the Paper in Advanced Functional Materials!
March 07, 2019
Congratulations to Bhavana Mohanraj and co-authors for the paper "Mechanically Activated Microcapsules for “On‐Demand” Drug Delivery in Dynamically Loaded Musculoskeletal Tissues" published in Advanced Functional Materials!
Mauck Laboratory

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IN THE NEWS: Dr. Rob Mauck and team in the news:  A fix for back pain? Scientists test bio-synthetic discs in goats.

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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