Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Campus: Camden

Research Groups: Cardiovascular and Inflammation Biology and Metabolism, Musculoskeletal Biology

PhD in bone mineralisation and vascular calcfication

Research Group- Skeletal Biology Group (SBG)

Primary Supervisor- Isabel Orriss

Co-Supervisor- Caroline Wheeler-Jones

Lucie is currently undertaking an RVC funded PhD studentship entitled: 'The role of antioxidants in vascular calcfication and bone mineralisation'. She completed a BSc in Bioveterinary Sciences, also at the RVC, and graduated with First Class Honours (2016). During her degree, she undertook a summer studentship with Isabel Orriss and Caroline Wheeler-Jones on a project that involved “Developing new in vitro techniques for studying vascular calcification in human models”. It was during this time and during her dissertation, which investigated whether human umbilical artery smooth muscle cells (huVSMCs) could be used as a novel model of vascular calcification, that her interest in this field was established.

Lucie is a BSc skills tutor at the college, a postgradute writing tutor and is the RVC Students' Union Postgraduate Officer for 2017-2019. She is also an active member of the RVC ladies 1s hockey team.

Patel JJ, Zhu D, Opdebeeck B, D'Haese P, Millán JL, Bourne LE, Wheeler-Jones CPD, Arnett TR, MacRae VE, Orriss IR. (2018). Inhibition of arterial medial calcification and bone mineralization by extracellular nucleotides: The same functional effect mediated by different cellular mechanisms. J Cell Physiol. 233(4):3230-324


Perpetuo,IP., Bourne, LE and Orriss, IR. (2019). Isolation and Generation of Osteoblasts, in Aymen I. Idris (ed.), Bone Research Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1914

Lucie is a member of the Bloomsbury Centre for Skeletal Research (BCSR) and is involved with the BCSR New Investiagtors. As part of this group, she has helped organsise outreach and public engagement talks to secondary school biology students.

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