Adetola Adesida

Associate Professor, Surgery
Phone: 780-492-8927; Fax: 780-492-1627


Dr. Adetola Adesida is an associate professor at the University of Alberta in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgical Research.
He attended the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and earned an honours bachelor’s degree in biological and medicinal chemistry and a master’s degree in biological chemistry.
Dr. Adesida earned his doctoral degree in Pharmacy at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and completed his post-doctoral training at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research within the University of Manchester with a focus on cartilage and meniscus regeneration. He also spent a year at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital investigating the role of insulin growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) in pathophysiology of osteoarthritis in cartilage explant cultures.
He joins us as a Marie Curie fellow from the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland and CellCoTec BV, a startup cartilage repair company, in the Netherlands where his research focused on the interaction of adult mesenchymal stem cells and cartilage cells (chondrocytes) for cartilage repair.
Dr. Adesida looks forward to expanding his orthopaedic research to include the study of matrix-forming phenotype of cultured chondrocytes and meniscus cells, and mesenchymal stem cells use in cell-based tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies to repair cartilage and meniscus.

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