Dr Reem El-Gendy

Dr Reem El-Gendy


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

I was awarded my PhD in January 2011 and took up a  post-doctoral research fellow  position 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. In 2015, I became  an independent research fellow, pursuing my research interest in dental and skeletal tissue regneration. 

I was appointed as a Lecturer of Oral Biosciences at the division of Oral Biology, in 2018 where I continue to employ my clinical and basic science expertise to bridge the gap between the basic research and the clinical application. I am committed to multidisciplinary research and have established a strong national and international collaborative network.

I have been invited to speak at national and international conferences and I’ve established a worldwide collaborative network. I act as 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. I am the associate editor for Frontiers Medical Techologies journal and a reviewing editor for Frontiers in Dentistry journal. 

I have won several research awards ( BSODR Mineraliszed tissue Group award, Best Presentation Award in the China-UK Oral health symposium, and the University of Leeds Postgraduate students award for best oral presentation for lay audience) 

Academic Roles :

  •  Modular Lead
  • Year 2 Academic Lead 
  • Academic ersonal tutor
  • PhD supervisor and examiner 
  • Early Career Researchers Representative in the School of Dentistry’s Research and Innovation committee 
  • Early Career Represenative at the  Faculty of Medicine and Health Internationalisation Committee 
  • Internal REF reviewer for the School of Dentistry 


Members of Research Group:

Ms. Nancy Hussien:  PhD student (Newton- Musharafa Funding)

Ms. Hend Alharbi:  PhD student 

Ms. Arwa Al-Ghamdi: PhD student 

Dr Naile Dame-Teixeira: Academy of Medical Science Research Fellow under supervision of  Dr Thuy Do and Dr Reem El-Gendy

Ms. Raghda Magdi: visiting PhD student (Newton- Musharafa Funding)

Ms. Dina AbdelFattah :PhD studnet ( Newton- Musharfa full Phd scholarship)

Mr. Manoj Rajankunte Mahadeshwara: PhD student  (Bragg center PhD scholarship)

Mr. Abdulrahman Almalik:  (Professional Doctorate in Paediatric Dentistry student)

Ms. Maryam AlShammar: (Professional Doctorate in Paediatric Dentistry student)


  • Early Career Researchers Representative | School of Dentistry
  • Modular Leader
  • PhD and Professional Doctorates Supervisor and Examiner

Research interests

Reem research interests are:

  1. Characterising Dental and Mesenchymal stem cells in health and in disease
  2. Investigating the role of Insulin Growth Factor Axis in dental  and skeletal  tissue regeneration in health and in disease 
  3. Investigating alternative antimicrobials for application in regnerative dentistry 
  4. Developing Insitu and invitro models simualting dental and skeletal tissue in health and in disease
  5.  Biological characterisation of Biomaterials for dental and skeletal tissue regeneration in vitro and in vivo 


  • 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
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Performance , University of Leeds

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


Teaching  Oral  and dental biosciences  across several years and several modules, for undergraduate (DS &DHT programmes) and postgraduate students.

Module leadership

Introduction to Biomedical Sciences  

Subject areas and teaching expertise :

  • Tooth morphology
  • Examination of the oral cavity
  • Tooth and Jaw development
  • Tooth movement, eruption and exfoliation 
  • Biomedical science
  • Oral Cancer 
  • Oral and general physiology
  • Oral and General  Histology
  • Oral and Genral Pathology 

Research groups and institutes

  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering

Current postgraduate researchers

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