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Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD, was featured in the November 30, 2017 issue of The St. Louis American weekly newspaper highlighting his research in inflammation to fight disease. Read more...
Dr. Fanxin Long was selected to Chair the 2018 Bones & Teeth Gordon Research Conference. Read more...
Dr. Farshid Guilak was awarded the 2017 Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize during the Arthritis Foundation’s Evening of Honors program at the annual Conference of Champions meeting.
Audrey McAlinden is now on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research Society. Congratulations!

The MRC is partnering with the Wash U Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI) to fund a Just-in-time/Microgrant program to support new imaging projects related to musculoskeletal research.

Center for Musculoskeletal Research established at Washington University

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Citing the grant in publications:

“Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center (NIH P30 AR057235).”


Musculoskeletal Research Center

Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center

Washington University has a long record of excellence in musculoskeletal research and clinical care.  The MRC Research Base has 93 members who have over 49 million dollars of annual research support (direct costs). The primary goals of the Center are to enhance the productivity of established musculoskeletal scientists, to support young investigators in our field and to facilitate collaboration between established skeletal scientists and those bringing non-traditional questions and strategies to our discipline. The major programmatic focus of the MRC will be to support and expedite the creation and analysis of animal models of relevance to musculoskeletal biology and disease. Our basic and translational research efforts will be directed toward an understanding of musculoskeletal biology at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels with the goal that such studies will directly impact our understanding of the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, muscular dystrophy, osteochondrodysplasias as well as regeneration of bone, cartilage, tendon and muscle.


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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University is recruiting for new faculty to join our research program in the broad area of musculoskeletal diseases and medicine. Click here to read more.