Dr Khan’s research group are working to make a concrete difference for people who suffer from diseases of the joints such as osteoarthritis. Their work ranges in scope from understanding the role of stem cells in the development and diseases of articular cartilage and other cartilaginous tissues found in the nose, ear and trachea, to tissue engineering of replacement cartilage for the repair and regeneration of cartilage defects. Many of these studies are carried out by a fine group of undergraduates, postgraduate Masters and PhD students and medical student researchers.
Students joining the lab have opportunities to visit and work not only in the world class facilities in the Centre of Nanohealth, but also with our collaborators in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
One of the most important aspects of work is to translate our world-leading advances and breakthroughs into the clinic and to do this we are actively working with our colleagues in the NHS to accelerate this process.