Joint & Bone Initiative

Dr. David Hess

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Associate Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology
Biochemistry
Anatomy and Cell Biology

dhess@robarts.ca
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Research Areas

Animal Models, Arthritis, Bioengineering, Biomaterials & Scaffolds, Clinical Outcomes, Drug Delivery, Genetics, Knowledge Translation & Mobilization, Molecular & Cell Biology, Personalized Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Wound Healing
The focus of Dr. Hess’ research is to understand the mechanisms by which distinct stem cell subsets co-ordinate hematopoiesis, angiogenesis, and tissue repair. Ultimately, Dr. Hess is interested in the development of cellular therapies to mediate the repair of diseased, damaged, or ischemic tissues. Specific applications for his work include the use of transplanted human stem cells to promote wound healing and blood vessel formation in patients with ischemic vascular diseases, and to regenerate insulin-producing beta cells during diabetes.