Welcome to the Center for Musculoskeletal Research

CMSR Group Pic 2023

The Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) is comprised of highly integrated faculty and trainees from a variety of departments, including Orthopaedics & Physical PerformancePathology & Laboratory MedicineBiomedical EngineeringMedicine (Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism)Biomedical GeneticsBiochemistry & BiophysicsEnvironmental MedicineUR Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Pharmacology & PhysiologyMicrobiology & 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 distinct 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.

Video CoverWe 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. We are the CMSR! Click the image on the right to learn more about us!

CMSR by the Numbers


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Pre- and Post-doctoral Trainees


Peer Reviewed Papers in 2023


Established and Early Career Investigators

What Sets Us Apart