Role: Research Fellow
Interests: The use of adult mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of back pain
Hamish studied genetics at Liverpool University, before spending 2 years working for a pharmaceutical company after graduation. He decided to change careers as he wasn’t enjoying his job and undertook a PhD at the University of Manchester studying intervertebral disc cell biology. He loved doing the research, so decided to pursue a research career and has been working as a researcher in the field of musculoskeletal disease and regenerative medicine for 2 years. In particular his research focusses on the use of adult mesenchymal stem cells that can be used to cure intervertebral disc degeneration, the leading cause of back pain. He is excited by this field of research and passionately believes that stem cell therapies will be commonly used to treat many diseases during his life time.