Sheffield Cancer Research Seminar – Wednesday, 21 September 2016, LT3 Medical School

Title – Targeting inflammation to improve bone formation

SpeakerLuis CordovaDr Luis Cordova, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Standford School of Medicine, USA

Time – 1 – 2 pm

Venue – LT3, F Floor, Medical School

Biography – Dr Cordova is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, whose clinical practice focused on the treatment of facial skeletal diseases and subsequent bone reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma and dental implantology. As a scientist, his research focuses on the translational aspects of the interactions between bone cells with the immune and vascular components. During his PhD (under Prof Dominique Heymann, France) he started working with animal models of bone diseases, developing an innovative siRNA-based therapy for the treatment of bone loss associated with orthopaedic implants failure.  He also developed a surgical mouse model of osteonecrosis of the jaw associated with anti-resorptive drugs (Bisphosphonates). Consecutively, in his postdoctoral stage at Stanford University (with Prof Stuart Goodman), he has strongly increased his experience in the field of bone-biomaterial interactions focusing on the translational aspects of the improvement of bone-healing impairment in aging. For this aim, his research focus is to determine growth factors involved in the interaction between bone and immune cells and to move this knowledge to clinical uses. At Stanford University, he discovered opportunities to move his research to the real products or services for healthcare