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.

As part of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry the Center’s commitment is not only to the highest quality research, but it is also our mission to train young investigators in the process of discovery so that there will always be a flow of clinicians and scientists devoted to advancing musculoskeletal 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