Dr Kathryn Futrega

Membership and Communications Chair

Research Associate, Queensland University of Technology at the Translational Research Institute, Brisbane. Fellow at NIH, Bethesda, USA.


Kathryn Futrega has a PhD in Biomedical Science from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo, Canada. During her Phd she worked on the development of cell culture devices, methods for haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and differentiation of adult stem cells for bone and cartilage repair.  Dr Futrega continues her research into cartilage repair at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda. Using single cell RNA sequencing and a mouse model, she is characterising joint morphogenesis with the goal of understanding skeletal disease and developing cartilage repair strategies.

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