The research performed in the Tendon Mechanobiology group, led by Chavaunne Thorpe, is focussed on defining tendon cell populations and investigating their roles in tendon homeostasis, ageing, repair and regeneration, with a particular interest in the resident progenitor cell population.

She uses a combination of large and small animal models to understand how tendon cell populations respond to mechanical loading, ageing and injury. Her work is currently funded by the BBSRC, Versus Arthritis and the Petplan Charitable Trust.

Group Leader/Supervisor/PI

Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD Students

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