Dr Reem El-Gendy

Dr Reem El-Gendy

Profile

Reem has graduated as a dentist and specialised in Oral Pathology, before coming to Leeds to embark on a PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

Reem was awarded her PhD in January 2011 and took up a position as a post-doctoral research fellow in WELMEC: a multidisciplinary centre of excellence in medical engineering and regenerative medicine jointly funded by Wellcome Trust and EPSRC, at the University of Leeds. Since 2015, Reem has become an independent research fellow, pursuing her research interest in characterizing stem cells in health and in disease as well as investigating all aspects of dental tissue regeneration including regeneration of bone, dentin, pulp, and periodontal ligament. In recent years, Reem has grown a research interest in investigating implants’ Osseointegration, alternative antimicrobials and the role of inflammation in tissue regeneration.

Throughout her research career, Reem has supervised several PhD and Masters’ students, has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences and has won several awards. Reem has a worldwide collaborative network and is a reviewer for several international journals such as; Tissue Engineering (parts A-C), Biomed Research International, J. of Materials Science, and Journal of Biomedical Material Research.

 Reem has recently been appointed as a Lecturer of Oral Biosciences at the division of Oral Biology, where she continues to teach basic dental sciences to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Reem employs her clinical background to inform her teaching and to translate her research.

Responsibilities

  • Lecturing undergraduate and post graduate students, supervising PhD students

Research interests

Reem research interests are:

  1. Characterising Dental and Mesenchymal stem cells in health and in disease
  2. Investigating factors affecting and compromising Osseointegration of  dental implants in systemically challenged patients (Diabetes and Osteoporosis)
  3. Investigating the role of Insulin Growth Factor Axis in dental tissue regeneration
  4. Investigating periodontal regeneration using novel biomaterials
  5. Investigating the effect of double (DAP)and triple (TAP) antibiotic pastes on the pulp-dentin complex regeneration
  6. Investigating alternative antimicrobials to prevent peri-implantitis and implant failure associated with infections

Qualifications

  • PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Leeds School of Dentistry
  • MDS in Oral Biology and Pathology, Suez Canal University, Egypt
  • BDs in Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

Professional memberships

  • International association of Dental Research (IADR)
  • Bristish Society of Oral and Dental Research (BSODR)
  • Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES)
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)

Student education

I teach dental basic sciences on a range of modules to undergraduate students in the MChD/BChD Dental Surgery program and year 1 in BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy program.

Research groups and institutes

  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
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