Musculoskeletal Research Center Cores



Core Announcements 


Billing changes for external customers- effective July 1, 2021,  

Washington Universityin St. Louis is making a change to the Accounts Receivable. The University is standardizing its invoicing process and centralizing the receipt of all customer payments. As a result, beginning July 1, 2021, you will begin receiving invoices from Washington University with a new look.  You will no longer receive invoices emailed from iLab.  The new WU invoices include a Customer ID and a Customer Invoice number. Additionally, the invoices will provide new payment instructions, including the University’s banking information. For all Washington University invoices dated 07/01/2021 or later, please take the following actions:

1.Submit payments using the payment instructions on your WU generated invoice.

2.Include the invoice number(s) being paid on the check memo or ACH memo field.  It is also recommended that you include the Customer ID for additional account verification.

3.Submit list of payment remittance information via email to


The Administration and Research entry is available only to the 11th floor faculty and staff.



Please contact Michael Brodt for access to and use of the Imaging, Biomechanics, Anesthesia, Computing, and Surgery spaces. 


Please call 314-747-6032 for access to and use of Histology spaces, contact Crystal Idleburg if you have any questions or concerns. 

  • After submission you will receive an email from please open and read (check Spam as well) 
    1. When your request is completed
    2. When the histology core has a question or concern

Animal Behavior:

 Please contact Gaurav Swankar with any questions regarding Animal Behavior Services

 Effective June 1, 2022, Core D will begin billing for services.

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
Crystal Idleburg Res Spec Lead Tech/Histology and Morphometry 314-747-6034

Samantha Coleman Res Tech/Histology and Morphometry 314-747-2753
Kami McGhee Core Coordinator 314-747-5993
Ian Koller Office Mgr/iLab Admin Contact 314-454-8795

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


Price List

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