Kelsey H. Collins, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Research Instructor

Kelsey Collins, PhD, is a Research Instructor at Washington University in St. Louis in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and incoming Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF in 2023. Kelsey completed her PhD at University of Calgary under the direction of Dr. Walter Herzog. During her postdoctoral studies in the Guilak Laboratory, Kelsey created a tissue engineering and regenerative medicine platform to determine the signaling mechanisms between adipose and MSK tissues. For this work, she received the New Investigator Recognition Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society in 2020 and was named among the inaugural class of Rising Stars in Engineering in Health by Columbia University in 2020. Her transition to independence is supported by an NIH NIAMS K99/R00 Award in which she aims to determine the role of adipokines in OA susceptibility, pain, and generate a new class of OA therapies.