2017 CÚRAM Seminar Series - Professor Judith Hoyland Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine University of Manchester
Location: Seminar Room, Biomedical Sciences Building, Newcastle Road, NUI Galway
Professor Judith Hoyland is Head of Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine, (Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine), School of Biological Sciences, FBMH at the University of Manchester, Co- Director for the Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network (Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network ) and currently chair of the Spine Section for the American Orthopaedic Research Society.
She has published over 150 papers in the area of connective tissue cell and molecular biology applied to tissues and has considerable expertise in the cell biology of the musculoskeletal tissues, including bone, cartilage and intervertebral disc (IVD) and more recently tissue engineering and regeneration of the intervertebral disc and adult stem cell biology/differentiation. A large component of her research is centred on understanding the pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration (a leading cause of ow back pain) and developing novel strategies utilising progenitor cells and novel materials for the repair of the degenerate disc.