Musculoskeletal Research Program

The Musculoskeletal Research Program is a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence at CSU. Programs are awarded this designation because they have achieved great distinction and set a standard for excellence in research, teaching and service that may serve as a model for programs throughout the institution and externally. The interdisciplinary Musculoskeletal Research Program consists of the following four units:

Equine Orthopaedic Research Center focuses on articular cartilage healing, microdamage in subchondral bone, development of fluid markers, and development of molecular biology techniques to evaluate early changes in cartilage healing and to document early molecular events in arthritis.

The Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory provides an environment for undergraduate and graduate education in Biomedical Engineering while advancing treatment and/or prevention of muscular, neuromuscular or skeletal injury and/or disease.

Surgical Research Laboratory (Preclinical Studies) specializes in in-vivo orthopaedic and soft tissue preclinical research. The five ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeons in SRL are highly trained experts in spinal, orthopaedic, sports medicine and soft tissue ovine models.

Orthopaedic Oncology at the Flint Animal Cancer Center explores reconstructing bone to save legs in dogs and children