Dr John Garcia
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Keele University (RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital)
Stem cells, Osteoarthritis, Cartilage repair, Immune Regeneration, Macrophages, Bioreactors
I am very interested in stem cells and their use in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Additionally, I am interested in harnessing the properties of the immune system to promote a regenerative environment in joints affected with OA. Organ on a chip technology provides the ideal platform to not only recreate the joint environment in vitro to perform mechanistic studies; it also allows the screening of new therapeutic agents to treat OA. I would like to be involved in this network to provide my expertise in the biological communication between the various cellular entities of a joint organ.