Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Staines, K., Madi, K., Javaheri, B., Lee, P., & Pitsillides, A. (2018). A computed microtomography method for understanding epiphyseal growth plate fusion. Frontiers in Materials, doi:10.3389/fmats.2017.00048
The epiphyseal growth plate is a developmental region responsible for linear bone growth, in which chondrocytes undertake a tightly regulated series of biological processes. C...
Ikpegbu, E., Basta, L., Clements, D. N., Fleming, R., Vincent, T. L., Buttle, D. J., …Farquharson, C. (2018). FGF-2 promotes osteocyte differentiation through increased E11/podoplanin expression. Journal of Cellular Physiology, doi:10.1002/jcp.26345. ISSN 0021-9541
E11/podoplanin is critical in the early stages of osteoblast-to-osteocyte transitions (osteocytogenesis) however the upstream events which regulate E11 expression are unknown....
Ross, M. D., Malone, E. M., Simpson, R., Cranston, I., Ingram, L., Wright, G. P., …Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Lower Resting and Exercise-Induced Circulating Angiogenic Progenitors and Angiogenic T-Cells in Older Men. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00592.2017. ISSN 0363-6135
Ageing is associated with a dysfunctional endothelial phenotype, as well as reduced angiogenic capabilities. Exercise exerts beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, p...
Mosey, H., Núñez, J., Goring, A., Clarkin, C. E., Staines, K. A., Lee, P. D., …Javaheri, B. (2017). Sost deficiency does not alter bone’s lacunar or vascular porosity in mice. Frontiers in Materials, 4, doi:10.3389/fmats.2017.00027
SCLEROSTIN (Sost) is expressed predominantly in osteocytes acting as a negative regulator of bone formation. In humans, mutations in the SOST gene lead to skeletal overgrowth ...