The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases’ research efforts build on a long tradition of excellence in clinical and basic science investigations. The division faculty engage in a broad range of basic, translational, and clinical research encompassing most aspects of skeletal biology, skeletal development, and maintenance; and are funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health, as well as by private sponsors and industry.

Basic research

The division’s research laboratories are located in the BJC Institute of Health Building, 11th Floor, and are an integral part of the Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC), a multi-disciplinary partnership to support and expand research on the musculoskeletal system. In the best tradition of Washington University philosophy, the division faculty maintain interactive collaborations with many investigators in other divisions and departments. Graduate and post-graduate training opportunities are available through each investigator’s program.

Translational-clinical research

The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases is fully committed to translating basic science discoveries into innovative clinical applications, and to testing the efficacy and safety of new therapeutic options for the treatment of metabolic bone diseases. Central to this mission is the division’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU), a fully equipped facility located on the 11th floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine.