Research Laboratories

The mission of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories is to advance orthopaedic care through basic science research, translation of discoveries to clinical practice, and the education of students and orthopaedic residents.

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratories are supported by the Department of Orthopaedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Lifespan Orthopedics Institute.  The labs occupy 17,600 sq. ft. on the 4th floor of Coro Center West, 1 Hoppin Street, Providence, RI with an adjacent parking garage, a stop on the Brown University Shuttle line, and an easy walk from South Street Landing.

To learn more about our research and educational opportunities, please follow the links below to the individual labs. We remain indebted to the benefactors whose generosity has helped build many of our laboratories.

Student Research Day in the Department of Orthopaedics is an annual event at which we honor undergraduate, graduate and medical students for all their incredible achievements while working in the many laboratories of the Department.  In keeping with the Department’s commitment to supporting student research, this event is slotted once a year in place of Orthopaedic Grand Rounds and Basic Science.

Bioengineering James & Marilyn Winoker Computing Center and Norman and Dorothy McCulloch Micro-Computed Tomographic Imaging Facility

J.J. Trey Crisco Lab
Braden Fleming Lab

Infection and Trauma Diane N. Weiss Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Research

Christopher Born & Dioscaris Garcia Lab
Valentin Antoci Lab

Molecular Cell Biology and Nanomedicine Charles A. & Ellen Collis Molecular Biology Laboratory and David Duffy & Heidi Kirk Duffy Cell Biology Laboratory

Qian Chen Lab

Musculoskeletal Development and Disease Michael G. Ehrlich, M.D. Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Lab, Donated by Special Friends

Lei Wei Lab
Wentian Yang Lab


Roy Aaron Lab

Oncology Oncology Laboratory, A Gift from Friends

Richard Terek Lab

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine James & Marilyn Winoker Tissue Engineering Laboratory

Chathuraka Jayasuriya Lab
Brett Owens Lab


Alan Daniels Lab

Sports Epidemiology & Injury

Braden Fleming Lab
Brett Owens Lab

Sports Equipment

J.J. Trey Crisco Lab