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Center for Musculoskeletal Research at Johns Hopkins

The Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMR) at Johns Hopkins upholds the tradition of our department by seeking answers and resolutions that ultimately impact the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for pediatric and adult orthopaedic patients.

Drs. Thomas Clemens, Xu Cao and Mei Wan manage federally funded research programs with a staff of 12 supporting scientists in the newly renovated space in the Ross Research Building on the East Baltimore Campus of Johns Hopkins.

Research activities are focused on cell and developmental biology of bone and skeletal muscle, regenerative medicine, skeletal neurobiology and pathogenesis of common developmental, degenerative, inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

These investigators are also charged to integrate and further develop the musculoskeletal research program with investigators within orthopaedics and across several departments and schools at Hopkins that have established research programs in skeletal biology.

Goals for the Center for Musculoskeletal Research

  • To enhance linkage and collaboration with existing programs
  • To establish training programs
  • To establish core facilities
  • To enhance philanthropy
  • To obtain federally funded center research and training grants (P-30, T32)