Arnold I. Caplan., Ph.D., Director

The Skeletal Research Center (SRC) is an administrative entity under the dean of Arts and Sciences and the dean of the School of Medicine, and is based in the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The SRC provides an organizational umbrella for the creative and innovative interactions of faculty. Although members of our faculty have long been recognized as leaders in this area of research, the center was established in 1986 to draw together these individuals to provide a unique, multi-disciplinary group which could jointly approach current basic research and clinical problems. This center holds the promise of making scientific breakthroughs in the molecular and cell biology, physiology, and clinical treatments and regeneration of cartilage, bone and other skeletal tissues.

The mission of the SRC is to facilitate the advancement of the basic research of skeletal tissues and to accelerate the translation of this new information into innovative clinical strategies for the regeneration and maintenance of skeletal tissues.

We encourage you to explore this website and discover the variety of ongoing research, and the opportunities that are available to students, fellows and collaborators.