Find out about our Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine team here.
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I completed my MSc in Medical Biology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 2003 cum laude (with first class honours). I then moved to the University of Oxford where I obtained my DPhil in 2007. After a number of post-doctoral research posts at the University of Aberdeen, I was appointed Lecturer in Skeletal Regenerative Medicine in 2012. I am a member of the Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine team within the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (ACAMH).
My current research interests are centered around skeletal biology, with a particular focus on mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Ongoing work is aimed at elucidating the developmental origins of MSCs using genetic lineage tracing, and the role of yes-associated protein (Yap) and the Hippo pathway in the regulation of MSC proliferation and differentiation. Increasing our understanding of the biology of MSCs will enable the development of novel treatments that target endogenous MSCs to promote skeletal health.
Please visit our Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine page to find out more about our team and the research that we do.
ME40AP (Advanced Principles in Medical Research)
SM1501 (The Cell) - Lectures on Cell growth, Cell death, Cell differentiation, Embryonic development, Inheritance, and Sexual Reproduction
MBChB Medicine year 1 (Student Selected Component) - Tutorials
SM2001 (Foundations Skills for Medical Science) - Tutorials
ME40LB (Laboratory Based Research Taught Course) - Lectures and tutorial on Cell growth, Cell Death, and Gene Transcription 1 and 2.
Honours projects - Supervision of lab-based projects
ASRS projects - Supervision of lab-based projects
BT5509 (Biologic Drug Discovery) - Lecture on Biologics in disease
MB5519 (Immunogenetics) - Lecture on stem cells