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

Welcome Perry!
February 22, 2021
Perry Bruder just arrived from Michigan to work in the Schipani Lab! Unfortunately, he brought a lot of snow with him :(
Schipani Lab

Congratulations to Lutian Yao!
February 17, 2021
Lutian has won the NIRA award at the 2021 ORS Annual Meeting for his abstract A Subset of FAP Cells Expressing Gli1 Promote Muscle Regeneration With Less Fat Accumulation.
Qin Laboratory

Dr. Sarah Gullbrand and Dr. Sachin Gupta present at ORS!
February 15, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Gullbrand and Dr. Sachin Gupta on their talks at the Orthopaedic Research Society's 2021 Annual Meeting. Sarah presented on "Tissue-Engineered Total Disc Replacement," while Sachin spoke about his work on "Alterations in Facet Joint Biomechanics with Intervertebral Disc Degeneration."
Gullbrand Laboratory

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