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.
McKay Laboratory News
Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Taylor!
September 30, 2020
Major congratulations to Brittany for accepting a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida! Brittany is an asset to our team and will be deeply missed! Please click the link to see her featured on the Penn Bioengineering blog.
Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Riggin, Ashley Rodriguez, Stephanie Weiss, Harina Raja, Dr. Mengcun Chen, Susan Schultz, Dr. Chandra Sehgal, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
September 16, 2020
Congratulations to Cori, Ashley, Stephanie, Harina, Mengcun, Susan, Dr. Sehgal, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Modulation of Vascular Response after Injury in the Rat Achilles Tendon Alters Healing Capacity" accepted for publication in Journal of Orthopaedic Research!
Congratulations to Ryan Leiphart, Dr. Snehal Shetye, Stephanie Weiss, Dr. Nathaniel Dyment, and Dr. Louis Soslowsky!
September 16, 2020
Congratulations to Ryan, Snehal, Steph, Dr. Dyment, and Dr. Soslowsky on their manuscript "Induced Knockdown of Decorin, Alone and in Tandem with Biglycan Knockdown, Directly Increases Aged Tendon Viscoelasticity" published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
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