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Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration

Image of a mouse pancreatic organoid, nuclei are labelled in green or purple dependent on cell proliferation status

The CHDSCR brings together researchers studying stem cells and development and ways to promote the regeneration of diseased or injured tissues. We aim to provide an environment where excellent scientists can make exciting discoveries for patient benefit.

Part of Medicine

About

Our Vision: Translating pioneering developmental and stem cell science for patient benefit.

The Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration (CHDSCR) was founded in 2004 as a cross-disciplinary research and translational programme within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

The Centre undertakes fundamental research into early development and stem cells together with applied translational research targeting the NHS and patient benefit.

The Centre has vibrant and thriving interdisciplinary research programmes that harness the translational strength of the University together with an MRes program in Stem Cells, outstanding clinical infrastructure and enterprise to deliver on this vision.

The Centre comprises a grouping of scientists and clinician scientists with a shared interest in Stem Cells, Development and Regenerative Medicine within excellent core space in the Institute of Developmental Sciences and units across Southampton General Hospital and Institute for Life Sciences

Our Mission: Our aim is to understand early human development and fundamental stem cell biology to inform and aid our translation and development of cell therapies for regenerative medicine.

Professor Jon Dawson - Director

Research highlights

People, projects, publications and PhDs

People

Professor Andrew Lotery

Professor of Ophthalmology

Research interests

  • Ocular clinical trials
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Central serous chorioretinopathy
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Dr Angus Wann PhD

Associate Professor in Cell Physiology

Research interests

  • Mechanobiology
  • Primary Cilia
  • Developing developmental engineering approaches to tissue biology 

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Arjuna Ratnayaka

Associate Professor

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Professor Benjamin Macarthur

Personal Chair

Research interests

  • Mathematical modeling
  • Machine learning 
  • Networks

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Dr Benjamin Sharpe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Dr Claire Jackson

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Cosma Mirella Spalluto PhD

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr David Johnston

Technical Manager
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Professor Delphine Boche

Professor of Neuroimmunopathology

Research interests

  • Neuroimmunology and neurodegeneration
  • Immunophenotyping immune cells
  • Human brain pathology
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Dr Emily Brookes

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Research interests

  • Enhancer regulation of gene expression
  • Cortical development
  • Topological genome organisation

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Enquiries

If you have specific research enquiries, please contact individual academics listed in the 'People' section on this page.

Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration
Faculty of Medicine (School of Human Development and Health) 
University of Southampton  
Southampton General Hospital 
Tremona Road
Southampton SO16 6YD