Core Research Facilities

Histology and Tissue Analysis Core                  

The Duke Orthopaedics Histology and Tissue Analysis (HTA) Core provides high quality histology and molecular analysis for all affiliated orthopaedic research laboratories. The HTA Core, which is managed by the Hilton Laboratory, is fully equipped to generate paraffin and frozen musculoskeletal tissue sections and provides the resources and expertise necessary for performing tissue and molecular analyses that include immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunoflourescence (IF), in situ hybridization (ISH), and a variety of skeletal specific and general histology based stains.


The research focus of the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab) is to develop models that maximize the performance of the human body through optimizing the musculoskeletal system. The K-Lab targets its efforts specifically in injury prevention and rehabilitation. In order to accomplish these goals, the K-Lab brings together a multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, biomedical engineers, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. Researchers in the K-Lab work closely with the sports medicine, joint reconstruction, and foot and ankle subspecialties of the Department of Orthopaedics.