The Tendon Group led by Dr Tom Samiric is interested in the biology and pathophysiology of tendons and is pursuing clinically relevant questions about overuse tendinopathy, particularly the structural changes that occur in the extracellular matrix of tendinopathy. 

Key projects include:

  1. Effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics on the metabolic function of tendons (PhD student - Stuart James).
  2. Epigenetic investigation of normal and pathological human patellar tendons.
  3. What ion channels are expressed by tenocytes?
  4. Understanding clinical presentations of equine tendons.