Cosimo De Bari

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Cosimo De Bari is Professor of translational medicine at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, where he heads the Regenerative Medicine Group in the Musculoskeletal Research Programme, Institute of Medical Sciences. He is also a clinically active rheumatologist. De Bari graduated in medicine (maxima cum laude) from the University of Bari, Italy, where he also underwent specialist training in rheumatology. He then moved to Belgium, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Leuven and was recipient of the Rotary Young Investigator Award 2003 from the Royal Belgian Society for Rheumatology. In 2003 De Bari moved to the UK working at the Department of Rheumatology, King's College London. In May 2005 he was awarded a Clinician Scientist Fellowship from the Medical Research Council, and in December 2005 he was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Rheumatologist. Since September 2007 De Bari holds a personal chair of translational medicine at the University of Aberdeen. De Bari is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, a Member of the British Society of Rheumatology, the Scottish Stem Cell Network, and the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). He is Associate Editor of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and a member of the editorial board of several journals. He is a Member of the OARSI Research & Training Committee and serves on the Fellowships Implementation Committee of Arthritis Research UK. De Bari has expertise in stem cell research for musculoskeletal repair, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering. Current research interests include (i) the development of stem cell-based tissue engineering products for cartilage and bone repair; (ii) the study of the stem cell niches in the joint in health and diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; (iii) the investigation of the developmental ontogeny of mesenchymal stem cells.

Biography Updated on 30 October 2012

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