The Musculoskeletal Research Focus Area at NEOMED promotes the health and understanding of musculoskeletal biology. We investigate the origins of musculoskeletal form to understand how performance influences disease and evolution. Our research spans different levels of organization ― from molecules to organisms ― to provide an integrative and inclusive view of muscle, bone and cartilage.
Arthritis is responsible for nearly 1 million hospitalizations per year.
Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 65 suffer from arthritis.
One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Researchers within this area have a multi-level understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy, function and pathology.
The Musculoskeletal Research Focus Area (MRFA) primarily studies bone, muscles and cartilage as they change in response to aging, movement and disease. This group of eight researchers, soon to be […]
Christopher Mayerl, Ph.D., a postdoc in the German Lab, has been awarded with a K99/R00 grant for his project titled, “The impact of sensory intervention on motor output and feeding […]
When George Crumb composed Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale), he called for the small group of performers to wear black masks as they played, to symbolize “the powerful impersonal forces […]
Lisa Cooper, Ph.D.
Director, Musculoskeletal Research Focus Area