A big welcome to Saima Ahmed, who joins the group as a postdoctoral researcher. Saima will be working on characterising the cell and matrix level events contributing to joint morphogenesis. Saima completed her PhD studies in the University of Sheffield in 2017.
Huge congratulations to Vikesh, who passed his PhD viva on Friday. His thesis is entitled Mechanical Stimulation and Morphogenesis of the Embryonic Chick Knee Joint. Vikesh has been a great support and friend to all the group, and we know that great things lie ahead for him. Vikesh’s great research on using a bioreactor system to understand the link between mechanical forces and development of joints shape is being continued on by Cristian.