Intervertebral disc degeneration and regeneration

The group focuses on alleviating chronic/relapsing low back pain by developing cell based tissue engineering and regeneration strategies developed against its most common cause, intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, and developing novel stem cell-based tissue engineering therapies for other musculoskeletal disorders.

Research themes

The current research has two themes:

Principal investigators

Name Job title Email address
Professor Judith Hoyland Professor of Molecular Pathology judith.hoyland@manchester.ac.uk
Professor Tony Freemont Professor of Osteoarticular Pathology tony.freemont@manchester.ac.uk
Dr Stephen Richardson RCUK Academic Fellow S.Richardson@manchester.ac.uk
Dr Hamish Gilbert ARUK Research Fellow hamish.gilbert@manchester.ac.uk

Postdoctoral staff

Name Job title Email address
Dr Matthew Ablett Postdoctoral Research Associate matthew.ablett@manchester.ac.uk