Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories
The focus of the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories of the Department of Orthopaedics is on the physiology and pathology of bone and skeletal muscles.
Our mission is to conduct groundbreaking research that applies multidisciplinary approaches and integrates the perspective of researchers and clinicians to improve musculoskeletal health and orthopaedic outcomes through pre-clinical and translational research programs.
The Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories of the Department of Orthopaedics were established in October 2002. Our areas of cutting-edge research include studies to improve understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of bone, cartilage, stem cells and skeletal muscles at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organism levels.
Collectively, our research investigations aim to advance science and improve orthopaedic outcomes for individuals of all ages with musculoskeletal conditions.
Accordingly, we continue to concentrate on the growth and development of the Department’s research program, including the recruitment of outstanding faculty and staff.
Joseph Stains, PhD
Professor and Division Head
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 598B
Thomas L. Clemens, PhD
110 South Paca Street
Naomi Dirckx, PhD
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 586
Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto, PhD, DDS
670 W. Baltimore Street, HSFIII 7172
Mohit Gilotra, MD
100 Penn Street, AHB 540D
Masahiro Iwamoto, PhD, DDS
670 W. Baltimore Street, HSFIII 7171
Jie Jiang, PhD
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 596
Eugene Koh, MD, PhD
100 Penn Street, AHB 540B
Natalie Leong, MD
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 594
Nathan N O'Hara, PhD, MHA
110 South Paca Street, Suite 300
Satoru Otsuru, PhD, MD
670 W. Baltimore Street, HSFIII 7173
Ryan C. Riddle, PhD
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 592
Jeanine A. Ursitti, PhD
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 585
Chris Ward, PhD
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 598A
Secondary and Affiliated Faculty
Robert J. Bloch, PhD
Li-Qun Zhang, PhD
Contract and Grant Specialist
660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall, 598
100 Penn Street, AHB 515C