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
Professor Tony Freemont Professor of Osteoarticular Pathology
Dr Stephen Richardson RCUK Academic Fellow
Dr Hamish Gilbert ARUK Research Fellow

Postdoctoral staff

Name Job title Email address
Dr Matthew Ablett Postdoctoral Research Associate