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 Beth Ashinsky and Sonia Bansal for their winning posters at the 2018 PCMD symposium!
January 04, 2019
Congratulations to Beth Ashinsky and Sonia Bansal for their winning posters at the 2018 Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium
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Congratulations to Eddie Bonnevie for winning the best podium presentation award at the 2018 PSRS!
January 04, 2019
Congratulations to Eddie Bonnevie for winning the best podium presentation award at the 2018 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium for the talk titled "Alterations in Fibrous Network Topography Regulates Onset of Fibrotic Phenotypes in Annulus Fibrosus Cells"
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Congratulations for Liane Miller for receiving an OREF resident clinician-scientist training grant!
January 04, 2019
Congratulations for Liane Miller for receiving a resident clinician-scientist training grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation!
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IN THE NEWS: Congratulations to Dr. Lou Soslowsky for being awarded the H.R. Lissner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). For more information please visit Penn Medicine News

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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