Jose A. Andrades
José A. Andrades completed his doctorate in Cellular Biology by the University of Málaga (Spain). He has been a Post-Doctoral fellow and Visiting Professor at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), as well as at the Skeletal Research Center, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). He currently has a faculty position at the Department of Cell Biology, Genetics and Physiology (Laboratory of Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration) at the University of Málaga. Dr. Andrades leads grants, and is author of scientific publications, focused on the study of the chondro-osteo-tendinogenesis by using mesenchymal stem cells, growth factors with specific molecular domains, and different biomaterials, for skeletal tissue engineering. The group has developed patents on cellular procedures that allow regeneration in bone/articular cartilage lesions of live animals. Currently, Dr. Andrades is coordinator of the Cellular Therapy Program NACRE (New Approaches for Cartilage Regeneration) in the CIBER-BBN. He belongs to the TerCel Network, and to the NanomedSpain, in which consortia develops collaborations with several groups of physicians for the clinical translation of their studies.