The University of Southampton
Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration

Professor Richard Oreffo

Stem cells

The aim of Richard's group is to understand the mechanisms of bone development, growth and regeneration, how these differ in skeletal abnormalities and diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, and to what extent bone growth is programmed during fetal life. His research is primarily centred on harnessing the potential of skeletal stem cells (whether derived from embryonic or fetal and adult sources) for the development of unique tissue engineering approaches for new cartilage and bone formation for orthopaedic application. In parallel his group is interested in the role of fetal programming as a consequence of maternal nutritional challenges on bone cell differentiation, activity, potential and function with age.

Click here for Richard's pages in the Faculty of Medicine.

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