Musculoskeletal Research Center

Thorsten Kirsch, PhD, Director

Musculoskeletal Research Center faculty seek to create and discover treatments, techniques, and devices that improve the treatment of patients with a wide range of orthopaedic disorders. Molecular and biomechanical research is the major focus of the Center’s research laboratories. MRC laboratories provide facilities where faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars can conduct broadly interdisciplinary research in tissue and cellular biomechanics, regeneration, and repair. The 4,000-square-foot facility houses a materials testing laboratory, cell and molecular biology laboratory, histology laboratory, tissue culture facilities, and a microscopy laboratory.

Center of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Disease

The Center of Excellence on Musculoskeletal Disease is a multidisciplinary effort coordinating the basic, translational, and clinical science efforts of the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology—currently ranked #11 and #8, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report. Along with the Department of Radiology and basic scientists at the NYU School of Medicine, the center has created an integrated, world-class program and a top choice for patients seeking cutting-edge care.