Administrative Core


Matt Silva
(314) 362-8585

Associate Directors

Roberto Civitelli
(314) 454-8906

Deborah Veis
(314) 454-8472

Roberta Faccio
(314) 747-4602

Research Administator

Tonia Thompson
(314) 747-2532

Administrative Coordinator

Orthopaedic Surgery
Kamilla McGhee
P. (314) 747-5993
F. (314) 454-5900


The overall objective for the Center and its Administrative Core is to support the development, implementation and evaluation of animal models for musculoskeletal biology and medicine. We pursue this objective through our Leadership activities and Enrichment Program, provided by the Administrative Core. Through an expanded Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) Grant Program we provide seed funding for meritorious projects that have potential to build to larger grant proposals, and that provide critical support to Early Stage Investigators or those new to musculoskeletal research. We also provide numerous opportunities for exchange of new ideas and findings, through research and educational seminars, symposia and networking events. Lastly, we support rigorous research approaches by providing expert consulting on the use of mouse genetic models, as well as study design and biostatistics.

Aim 1 - Provide leadership of the Center through a transparent organizational structure.

Aim 2 - Manage and evaluate the Center and its Resource Cores.

Aim 3 - Communicate with stakeholders.

Aim 4 - Administer the Enrichment Program.





Citing the grant in publications:

“Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center (NIH P30 AR074992)”