Soslowsky Laboratory

Welcome to Soslowsky Laboratory

The overall goals of our research program are to determine fundamental relationships and mechanisms of tendon and ligament injury, healing, repair, and regeneration and to use this information to develop and evaluate potential treatment modalities.

Our primary research areas include:
  1. Tendon structure-function relationships and injury-repair
  2. Achilles Tendon Injury and Repair
  3. Rotator cuff injury and repair
  4. The Role of NSAIDs on Tendon Healing
  5. Animal Models for Therapeutics
  6. Spontaneous Pre-Term Birth
Our Environment

The Soslowsky Laboratory strives to create and maintain an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming community. Innovation is spurned by bringing together different backgrounds and perspectives. To reap the benefits of diversity, team members must feel empowered to use their voice. Thus, it is our mission to provide equal opportunities for people of all identities. Through initiatives within our lab and in the broader scientific community, we aim to cultivate a diverse environment in which everyone is welcomed, included, and empowered. Welcome to the Soslowsky Lab!


Congratulations to Ashley Fung, Yihan Li, Jasmine Wang, Thomas Leahy, Snehal Shetye, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Soslowsky!
September 11, 2023
Congratulations to Ashley, Yihan, Jasmine, Thomas, Snehal, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Soslowsky for their manuscript "Long-Term Effects of Reproduction and Lactation on the Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Proximal Humerus" accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering! This paper is a great collaborative effort between two Mckay labs.

Congratulations Dr. Ashley Fung!
August 22, 2023
Congratulations to Ashley for her excellent PhD defense! We never want her to go, but wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Congratulations Dr. Dyment, Dr. Kuntz, Dr. Soslowsky and collaborators!
August 07, 2023
Congratulations to Dr. Dyment, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Soslowsky for their collaborative work with many others on the manuscript "Preclinical Tendon and Ligament Models: Beyond the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement) to 5W1H (Why, Who, What, Where, When, How)" which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research! This review summarizes the perspectives of experts for eight surgical small and large animal models of rotator cuff tear, flexor tendon transection, anterior cruciate ligament tear, and Achilles tendon injury using the framework: "Why, Who, What, Where, When, and How"

Congratulations Dr. Thomas Leahy!
July 07, 2023
Major congratulations to Thomas for a successful PhD defense! He will be greatly missed, and we wish him all the best as he begins his postdoc in Dr. Sniadecki's lab at Washington University.

Congratulations Dr. Joseph Newton!
June 29, 2023
Congrats to Joey for a successful Ph.D. defense! We wish him all the best in Chicago!

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