Dragos C. Ilas

Dragos C. Ilas


I am currently finalising my doctorate degree at Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. I graduated Biomedical Sciences from University of Bradford with 1st Class (Hons) specializing in Cellular Pathology. Prior to my PhD studies, I worked at the Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford investigating the epigenetic regulation of wound healing and ageing of human and murine skin tissue.

Research interests

My research is focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in abnormal bone remodelling in osteoarthritis. Specifically, I am exploring the cellular events leading to pathological bone changes in hip and knee osteoarthritis and the role played by mesenchymal stem cells in these associated bone alterations. I am also investigating the interactions between mesenchymal stem cells and other bone cells, such as osteocytes and bone lining cells in both health and disease.


  • BSc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, 2010-2014 (University of Bradford)