Philipp Mayer-Kuckuk, PhD

Selected Publications


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Description

Bone Cell Biology and Imaging Laboratory

Welcome and thank you very much for visiting!

The Bone Cell Biology and Imaging Laboratory at the Hospital for Special Surgery investigates the molecular mechanisms which control bone biology in normal and damaged bone.

In order to provide a direct view of the molecular and cellular events in living, intact bone, we develop and apply cutting-edge musculoskeletal molecular imaging for real-time visualization in pre-clinical models as well as in patients.

Current research focus:

  1. Basic Research:
    Identification and characterization of osteo-angiogenic regulation pathways post bone fracture or defect
  2. Applied Research:
    Imaging bone cell activity in living subjects

The Bone Cell Biology and Imaging Laboratory conducts interdisciplinary, team-driven research bringing together students, scientists, physician-scientists and physicians. The lab is also engaged in close collaborations with research groups at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. Our long-range goal is to devise novel treatments and imaging protocols for patients with impaired bone integrity due to trauma, genetic alteration, or cancer.

Research in the Bone Cell Biology and Imaging Laboratory is supported by:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
The Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Research Fellowship

Students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to inquire about research opportunities (Please contact Philipp Mayer-Kuckuk:


Contact Information

Office Locations

HSS Reseach Institute
515 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: (212) 606 - 1082

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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