Faculty Investigators of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases

The division’s research laboratories are located in the Steven & Susan Lipstein BJC Institute of Health building and are an integral part of the Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC), a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the Washington University Medical Center campus. In addition to hosting the labs of 16 investigators from our division and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the MRC comprises 3 core facilities, 2 conference rooms, a faculty and administrative suite, and open space for meal breaks and rest, thus facilitating interactions among the skeletal biology community at Washington University.

Research interests of our investigators focus on core bone biology, including osteoblast and osteoclast biology, cell signaling and cell-cell communication, but also on broad-based, interdisciplinary projects, such as inflammatory bone diseases, cell-cell interactions in the bone marrow microenvironment, bone marrow fat and neural regulation of bone remodeling, bone and energy metabolism, tumor-bone interactions, and discovery of novel genes involved in musculoskeletal disorders and in skeletal response to pharmacologic agents.

Visit each laboratory’s page for details on research interests, current projects and people, and job opportunities.