The Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics is a center of discovery, translational and transformative research located in the heart of the Missouri Orthopaedic Center.
The lab serves as place where the health professionals who treat patients work alongside researchers in an innovative and collaborative setting with the goal of developing the newest generation of orthopaedic treatments. The lab was established with a $3 million gift from the Thompson Foundation, created by William and Nancy Thompson.
Perform the best clinically applicable orthopaedic research in the world to improve health care for patients.
Design and conduct the highest quality, hypothesis-driven research focused on orthopaedic disorders.
Implement a comparative and translational approach to investigations of real life orthopaedic problems to efficiently and comprehensively apply basic science research to clinical situations and optimize the utility of scientific discoveries.
Employ a patient-first approach to ensure safety and efficacy in all research. Our mission is best accomplished through a multidisciplinary, multispecies approach by a team of scientists and clinicians dedicated to our center’s goals. We share and disseminate information among investigators; allowing expedient progress toward our ultimate goal of treating, curing and eliminating the common and debilitating orthopaedic diseases that affect millions of patients world-wide.
Training Future Scientists
A major goal of the Thompson Laboratory is providing training opportunities for young scientists. Every year the laboratory participates in research training programs that provide these opportunities for interested individuals. We also participate in the research training of the fellows, residents, interns, and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine.