Audrey McAlinden, PhD has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Women’s Leadership Forum Award by members of the ORS Awards and Recognition Committee and Women’s Leadership Forum (Links to an external site)

This award is given each year to a female biologist, clinician or engineer who has made significant contributions to the understanding of the musculoskeletal system, diseases and injuries. Dr. McAlinden will be presented this award at the ORS 2022 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Congratulations, Dr. McAlinden!


Belated Spring Festival celebrations at Private Kitchen Chinese restaurant in St Louis. Feb 13, 2020. Austin Hensley, Hongjun Zheng, Audrey McAlinden, Jin Liu.


Hongjun and Audrey at ORS in Phoenix after presenting in the Cartilage Development Session, Feb 10, 2020.

Celebrating grant success and the promotion of Dr. Hongjun Zheng to Senior Scientist! (with Farsh Guilak, Matt Silva and Jenny McKenzie, October 25, 2019)


Audrey McAlinden to present at the Non-coding RNAs in Biology & Medicine Conference, Rockville MD, April 2020

Hongjun Zheng and Audrey McAlinden will present their research in the “Cartilage: Development and Chondrogenesis” session of the Orthopaedic Research Society Conference in Phoenix, AZ (Monday Feb 10, 2020).

ORS 2020 Annual Meeting »

Grant news…

Dr. McAlinden and her team recently scored a 1.0 percentile on their R01 application entitled “MicroRNA regulation of bone formation and repair” The McAlinden Lab, in collaboration with the Guilak Lab, also received a 3.0 percentile on their R21 application entitled: “Targeting microRNAs for osteochondral tissue engineering”


Celebrating birthdays and grant submissions at Sultan Mediterranean restaurant (July, 2019)

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