About Us

The MSU Center for Orthopedic Research (MSUCOR) is a state-of-the-art biomechanics research facility located at the campus of Michigan State University.


MSUCOR was established in the fall of 2007 with the arrival of Dr. Jacek Cholewicki, PhD from Yale University. The creation of MSUCOR was funded by the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and a generous grant from the Ingham Regional Healthcare Foundation. Since the Center’s opening researchers have been working to merge the gap between clinical and basic research.


MSUCOR shares an exciting opportunity to combine research interests in distinct areas of musculoskeletal medicine, orthopedic surgery, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Our mission is to:

  1. Provide research expertise and laboratory resources to clinical faculty, residents, and students while encouraging their input and participation in ongoing research.

  2. Serve as a hub for a campus-wide collaboration with other laboratories, enabling application of multidisciplinary research solutions into musculoskeletal disorders.

  3. Create educational opportunities for continuous learning and professional development.