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Dr Sophie Gilbert 

Position:Research Associate

Telephone:+44(0)29 208 74287
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

My research interests encompass three areas of cartilage biology: the role of inflammatory cytokine signalling and mechanical load in cartilage degeneration and cartilage repair strategies. My current research involves delineating the role of PKR in arthritis in order to reveal new mechanisms of cytokine and mechanical load mediated cartilage degradation that may be targeted in treatment or diagnosis of arthritis. Another research priority focuses on cartilage repair with particular emphasis on investigating why repair tissue poorly integrates with the surrounding host cartilage.