Dr. Jenna Galloway, Director of the Musculoskeletal Genetics & Developmental Biology Laboratory
Dr. Jenna Galloway

Jenna Galloway, PhD, Director of the Musculoskeletal Genetics & Developmental Biology Laboratory (MGDBL) in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, recently was selected as one of five researchers for the highly-competitive Mass General Research Scholars Program class of 2022.

Dr. Galloway received her BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and her PhD in Genetics from Harvard University. Her Lab is committed to expanding the molecular understanding of the musculoskeletal system and uses multiple model systems to understand how tendons and ligaments form, organize and regenerate. The Lab's ultimate goal is to apply this knowledge in the development of improved therapies for tendon and ligament injuries in humans.

The highly competitive MGH Research Scholars program provides funding for a five year period, from 2022 through 2027. According to the Mass General Research Institute, the program was started "to provide forward-thinking researchers with the unrestricted funding they need to take their work into new and uncharted territories. One of the hospital's longtime aspirations has been to provide support for exceptional investigators whose research is not readily funded by the NIH or other sources. History has shown that talented scientists who are given free rein to explore new frontiers are the ones who often make the greatest advances."

See all five members of the new class of MGH Research Scholars, and learn more about the MGH Research Scholars Program.