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Nicole Horwood

Honorary Departmental Research Associate.

Associate Professor Horwood is the Principal Investigator of the Osteoimmunology Research group at The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, NDORMS, University of Oxford. 

She completed her PhD on osteoclast differentiation in 1999 at St Vincent’s Institute, University of Melbourne.  She was subsequently awarded the Victoria Premiers Commendation for Medical Research in 2000 as well as a Howard Florey fellowship from the Royal Society for postdoctoral studies at the Kennedy Institute, Imperial College London with Professor Sir Marc Feldmann and Professor Brian Foxwell. 

She was appointed to a lectureship in 2004 and is now an associate professor with The University of Oxford. 

She is currently a Senior Research Fellow of Arthritis Research UK.  Current research projects investigate links between bone cell function and multiple myeloma, inflammation and fracture repair, factors controlling osteoblast dedifferentiation, and mechanisms of new bone formation in ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis.

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