Dr Sophie Gilbert
cartilage, bone, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, PKR, mechanobiology, cartilage repair
I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Biomechanics and Bioengineering at Cardiff University. I am interested in the role of inflammatory cytokine signalling and mechanical load in joint degeneration and cartilage repair strategies. My current research involves delineating the role of PKR in arthritis to reveal new mechanisms of cytokine and mechanical load mediated joint degeneration that may be targeted in treatment or diagnosis of arthritis. Another research interest focuses on cartilage repair with emphasis on investigating why repair tissue poorly integrates with the surrounding host cartilage.