Niamh Nowlan, Principal Investigator

Prof Niamh Nowlan was appointed Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at University College Dublin in 2021. Prior to this, she was  Reader in Developmental Biomechanics at the Department of Bioengineering of Imperial College London, UK, and maintains an honorary appointment there. The research focus of her group is…

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Dr Mauro Gisbert, Postdoctoral Researcher

Mauro Gisbert is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the Conway Institute at University College Dublin. His current research is focused on understanding the remarkable regenerative capabilities of immature cartilage and utilizing this knowledge to develop innovative solutions for cartilage repair in adults. This research is driven by the…

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Karin Vancíková, PhD Student

Karin joined the group in Dublin in 2022 after completing a master degree in Biomedical Physics at Comenius University in Slovakia. She started initially as a research assistant and later that year registered as a PhD student. Her PhD focuses on understanding how articular cartilage matures during development and during regeneration using multi-scale imaging techniques.…

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Sarah Moore, PhD Student

Sarah joined the group in Dublin in 2022 after completing a degree in Veterinary Medicine in Budapest. Her PhD focuses on healing and development of immature articular cartilage in a large animal model. during regeneration using a large animal model. She is joint supervised by Prof Nowlan and by Prof Pieter Brama in the UCD…

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Hannah Kane, PhD Student

Hannah joined Prof Nowlan’s research group in January 2022 as a PhD student at University College Dublin, where she previously completed her undergraduate degree in Statistics. Her research involves analysing magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) of children with Perthes hip disease in order to create a robust classification model. This will hopefully aid the evaluation of…

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