Tendon biology

We are committed to expanding our molecular understanding of the complex biology of tendons and its interaction with other musculoskeletal structures. We are particularly interested in pursuing clinically relevant questions about overuse tendon injuries (tendinopathy), particularly the structural changes that occur in the extracellular matrix of tendinopathy.

We employ a multidisciplinary approach, using different model systems from tissue explant systems to small animal models, to investigate the pathophysiology of tendinopathy.

Current projects

  • Effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics on the metabolic function of tendons
  • Epigenetic investigation of normal and pathological human patellar tendons
  • What ion channels are expressed by tenocytes?
  • Understanding clinical presentations of equine tendons

Team members

Group leader: Dr Tom Samiric
PhD student: Stuart James