Location: Seminar Room, Biomedical Sciences Building, Newcastle Road, NUI Galway

Aug 30 2017

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. 

The title of Prof. Hoyland’s talk is "Development of Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration: Towards a Novel Therapy for Back Pain."
Hosted by: Prof. Abhay Pandit

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