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Musculoskeletal Research Center Cores

Overview of Services

Washington University has a long record of excellence in musculoskeletal research and clinical care.  The MRC Research Base has 75 members who have over 49 million dollars of annual research support (direct costs). The goals of the Center are to enhance the productivity of established musculoskeletal scientists, to support young investigators in our field and to facilitate collaboration between established skeletal scientists and those bringing non-traditional questions and strategies to our discipline. The major programmatic focus of the MRC will be to support and expedite the creation and analysis of animal models of relevance to musculoskeletal biology and disease. Our basic and translational research efforts will be directed toward an understanding of musculoskeletal biology at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels with the goal that such studies will directly impact our understanding of the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, muscular dystrophy, osteochondrodysplasias as well as regeneration of bone, cartilage, tendon and muscle.


Matthew J. Silva, PhD

MRCC Co-Director



Deborah Veis, MD, PhD

MRCC Co-Director



Name Role Phone Email
Michael Brodt Lab Mgr/Structure and Strength 314-362-8588
Yung Kim Res Asst/Structure and Strength 314-747-2769
Crystal Idleburg Res Spec/Histology and Morphometry 314-747-6034
Samantha Coleman Res Tech/Histology and Morphometry 314-747-2753
Kami McGhee Admin Coordinator 314-747-5993
Stephanie Simpson Office Mgr/iLab Admin Contact 314-747-3772

Location and hours of operation

Staffed Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday     
Open Hours: Resources available 24/7
MRC facility address: 425 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Mailing address: 660 S. Euclid Ave., CB 8233, St. Louis, MO 63110
Shipping address: 425 S. Euclid Ave., 11th Floor, CB 8233, St. Louis, MO 63110

Links and Resources

Musculoskeletal Research Center webpage


Name Role Phone Email Location
Matthew J. Silva
MRCC Co-Director

Deborah Veis
MRCC Co-Director