Welcome to the Center for Musculoskeletal Research


The Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) is comprised of highly integrated faculty and trainees from a variety of departments, including Orthopaedics and RehabilitationPathology and Laboratory MedicineBiomedical Engineering, and Medicine (Allergy/Immunology and RheumatologyEndocrinology)Biomedical GeneticsBiochemistry and BiophysicsEnvironmental MedicineUR CTSIPharmacology and PhysiologyMicrobiology and Immunology, and Pediatrics.

Principal investigators from these various departments share research space and facilities that support over 100 scientists with shared research interests while working in a programmatic manner to address the most challenging questions in the musculoskeletal sciences.

CMSR Inclusion Statement

At the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, we as a community continually strive to create an inclusive and safe environment for all people. We welcome diversity and believe that different life experiences provide different approaches to problem-solving, thus, enhancing our collective ingenuity in science and medicine. By embracing our individualities, we foster effective communication, collaboration, and accountability among all members. We are proud of our diverse and intersecting identities which include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender-identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, culture, and education. We are accountable to the inclusion of diverse membership which enables us to share our research worldwide as we endeavor to make the world ever better through increased understanding of musculoskeletal science, engineering, disease, and public health.


CMSR by the Numbers


in Grant Funding


Pre- and Post-doctoral Trainees


Peer Reviewed Papers in 2020


Established and Early Career Investigators

What Sets Us Apart