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Dr. Clarissa Craft awarded new NIH grant.
Dr. Farshid Guilak, PhD was featured in St. Louis Magazine!
Congratulations to Dr. Roberta Faccio, PhD for her election to The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Board of Directors as a Council Member and to Dr. Clarrisa Craft, PhD for her appointment to the finance committee. www.asbmr.org
Dr. Matthew Silva, PhD was named ORS Treasurer Elect for 2018-2019, will become treasurer 2019-2022 www.ors.org/board-of-directors

Citing the grant in publications:

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


Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Yung Kim will join the Structure and Strength Core as Research Lab Supervisor, filling the vacancy left by Dan Leib’s departure. Mr. Kim has a BS degree in BME from University of Utah, and has experience with microCT and as a core lab imaging specialist at the University of Minnesota. He will join us early in 2019.

Washington University has a long record of excellence in musculoskeletal research and clinical care.  The MRC Research Community has 81 members who have over 66 million dollars of annual research support (direct costs). The primary goal of the Center is to support the Research Community in the development, implementation and evaluation of animal models for musculoskeletal biology and medicine. This reflects the collective emphasis of the Research Community in the use of small animal models for basic and pre-clinical musculoskeletal research. Historically, the primary focus of Center investigators has been on elucidating the biology and biomechanics of musculoskeletal cells and tissues, including cartilage, bone, tendon, ligament and intervertebral disc. This remains an important thrust of our research. Yet we have broadened our approaches in the past decade to better address musculoskeletal medicine and the development of therapeutic strategies that can be tested initially in small animals. 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.