Louise Reynard, PhD
Louise Reynard is a Lecturer at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK. Her research focuses on functional genetic and epigenetic analysis of musculoskeletal diseases, in particular osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). One of Dr Reynard’s main research goals is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms through which genetic and epigenetic variation impact on gene expression to predispose to disease. In addition to being a member of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), Louise has established an international consortium to identify genome-wide methylation changes that occur during cartilage differentiation, ageing and disease. Dr Reynard’s research is funded by Arthritis Research UK (ARUK), the Randerson Foundation, the Community Foundation and the JGW Patterson Foundation.