5th Annual Center for Musculoskeletal Research Symposium
URMC has a distinguished history of musculoskeletal research led by experienced physicians and biomedical scientists. The creation of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research in 2000 formalized a 25-year history of multidisciplinary, comprehensive research for bettering musculoskeletal health for the patients of today and tomorrow.
The Center is comprised of highly integrated faculty from a variety of departments, including Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Medicine (Rheumatology and Endocrinology).
Principal investigators from these various departments share research space and facilities while working in a programmatic manner to address the most challenging questions in the musculoskeletal sciences. As faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry our 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.
The diversity of interests of our faculty provides a breadth of research expertise. From genetic pathways responsible for skeletal development to medical problems associated with complex fractures and artificial joints, we are unraveling the mysteries of musculoskeletal health and applying new insights to treatment options for patients. Our comprehensive and highly integrated approach has resulted in significant funding success and National recognition. The Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester has consistently ranked in the top 5 NIH-funded musculoskeletal programs within the United States for nearly a decade.
A large part of our success in research has been based on the programmatic design of the Center. More than 24 faculty members have individual labs supporting over 75 scientists with shared research interests. Collaborative research efforts have been focused on 6 different research programs that include: Bone Biology and Disease, Cartilage Biology and Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Stem Cell Biology, Musculoskeletal Repair and Maintenance, Musculoskeletal Development, and Bone Cancer Biology.
- Dr. Catherine K. Kuo receives Award for Innovation in Research
December 21, 2015
- CTSI Success Story: Pilot Awardee Xinping Zhang
December 21, 2015
- Study Finds Link Between Rare Genetic Mutation and Osteoporosis
October 30, 2015
- Maquat Receiving Canada's Top Prize for Biomedical Research
October 27, 2015
- Nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery could help prevent tendon adhesions
October 16, 2015
- Center for Musculoskeletal Research helps young faculty hone grant proposals
October 9, 2015
- Wilmot Cancer Institute's Research Director Wins $6.3M Outstanding Investigator Awad
September 17, 2015
- Funding Bonanza at CMSR Shows Strategic Planning Pays Off
September 15, 2015
- Danielle Benoit Recognized as a 2015 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
August 11, 2015
- 5th Annual CMSR Symposium - Call for Abstracts
July 7, 2015
- How 3D Printed Bone Grafts Could Combat Bone Infections
May 29, 2015
- Second Year PhD Student, Trombetta, Wins First Prize in the University's Falling Walls Competition
May 22, 2015
- Rubery Named Chair of Orthopaedics
May 1, 2015
February 9, 2016 - Special Lab Meeting (Adolph Auditorium, Rm. 1-7619 (8:30-9:30 am)
Yunpeng Yang - Identification of the effective sources of vascular progenitors for bone tissue engineering
Tao Wang - Electrospun Nanofiber-Based Biomimetic Periosteum for Cranial Bone Defect Repair
February 10, 2016 (Neuman Room, Rm 1-6823 (8:30-9:30 am)
Javier Rangel-Moreno - Small Inhibitors of nuclear export deplete autoreactive
plasma cells in murine lupus
Wen Sun - B cells inhibit osteoblast differentiation in inflammatory arthritis