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 Wenzheng Wang and co-authors!
July 23, 2020
Their abstract, "Dynamics of Modeling- and Remodeling-Based Bone Formation in Response to Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Treatment and Discontinuation" was selected for an oral presentation at the ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting!
Congratulations to Wei-Ju Tseng and co-authors!
July 23, 2020
Their abstract, "Differences in Material Properties of Trabecular Bone Tissue from Modeling- and Remodeling-Based Bone Formation in Rats" was selected to be presented as a plenary poster at the ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting!
Congratulations to Tala Azar and co-authors!
July 23, 2020
Their abstract, "Greater Activation of Modeling-Based Bone Formation and Improvement in Bone Microarchitecture by Intermittent PTHrP vs. PTH in Ovariectomized (OVX) Rats" was accepted to be presented as a plenary poster at the ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting!
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