Stephanie Dakin, Associate Professor, NDORMS, University of Oxford. 'Resolving the problem of tendon inflammation.' Host: Mandy Peffers

12:45pm - 1:45pm / Friday 15th June 2018 / Venue: Room G12- G15, Ground floor, William Henry Duncan Apex Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: Institute of Ageing & Chronic Disease seminar series
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Tendinopathy is a common global disease burden causing pain and prolonged disability. The importance of inflammation as a contributor to the development of tendon disease has been contentious in recent years. Whilst the phenotypes of the key cells orchestrating inflammation have not been fully characterized, there is a growing body of recent evidence to support the contribution of inflammation to the onset and progression of tendinopathy. This talk will discuss recent research highlighting improved understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the development and persistence of inflammation, and how this may inform novel therapeutic strategies to treat tendon disease.
Stephanie graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2003 from the Royal Veterinary College. After 6 years in practice as an equine clinician, she commenced a PhD researching the role of inflammation in equine tendinopathy, which was successfully completed in 2012. To translate her research from horse to human, Stephanie moved to NDORMS, University of Oxford in 2013 and was awarded consecutive Fellowships from Arthritis Research UK and Oxford-UCB. In 2017 she was appointed Associate Professor and is the current Director of the Taught MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. Stephanie’s research focuses on investigating the mechanisms underpinning the development of chronic inflammation, pain and fibrosis in disorders of musculoskeletal soft tissues and has particular interest in the biology and pharmacology of resolution of inflammation.