Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is an evolving research field, which employs stem cell therapy and engineering techniques to treat diseases that currently have limited or no treatment options. Regenerative medicine deals with the regrowth, repair and replacement of diseased cells, tissues, and organs in order to restore normal physiological function. This is a multidisciplinary research field which combines developmental biology, materials science, cell biology, engineering and medical knowledge for treatment of various diseases and disorders.


Dr. Thomas KochAssociate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Studies, Orthopaedic Research Lab, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Stem cell and tissue engineering-based therapies; Joint cartilage repair; Synovial joint health; Joint homeostasis; Chondrogenic cell fate; Translational pre-clinical animal models; Regenerative medicine; Equine model; Canine model
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Dr. Judith Koenig: Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Studies; Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons; Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Tissue regeneration; Tissue healing; Osteoarthritis; Equine wound healing; Equine tendon healing

Dr. Samantha Payne: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

  • Bioelectric control of cell behaviour and positional identity during regeneration; Role of neural-supplied physical guidance cues in regeneration; Reprogramming of cell identity by neural-based environmental cues; Common molecular pathways regulating regeneration and cancer
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Dr. Matthew Vickaryous: Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

  • Scar-free wound healing; Tissue regeneration; Skeletal evolution; Skeletal development; Leopard gecko
  • Vickaryous Lab



Comparative and Translational Regenerative Medicine Network

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