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Schwarz Lab

Welcome to the Schwarz Lab

Dr. Edward Schwarz is the Burton Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, NY.  His laboratory focuses on inflammatory bone loss, such as that seen in rheumatoid arthritis, infections, tumor metastasis and wear debris-induced osteolysis around loose prosthetic implants.

Dr. Schwarz is also a leader in orthopaedic biologic therapy and stem cell research, for which his lab has developed a novel passive immunization for MRSA and revitalizing allograft approaches for bone and tendon regeneration.

Dr. Schwarz’s lab is also interested in developing translational in vivo imaging outcome measures include near infrared imaging of lymphatic flow to detect arthritic flare, and cone beam CT to assess bone healing in patients with orthopaedic implants.  More recently, Dr. Schwarz’s lab has combined these biologic therapy technologies and outcome measures with biocompatible carriers and stem cells to generate novel tissue engineering constructs for bone, cartilage, ligament and tendon. 

Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Journal Covers

Featured on the cover of Journal of Orthopaedic Research, October 2014
Featured on the cover of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, September 2012
Featured on the cover of Osteoimmunology, Second Edition
Featured on the cover of Journal of Orthopaedic Research, September 2015
Featured on the cover of Molecular Therapy, August 2005
Featured on the cover of Molecular Therapy, January 2008
Featured on the cover of Molecular Therapy, January 2008
Featured on the cover of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, March 2008
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, October 2008
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, September 2009
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, April 2010
Featured on the cover of Arthritis and Rheumatism, August 2011

Contact Us

  Schwarz Lab
MC 1-8545
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642