Beatriz Caramés, PhD
Cartilage Biology Group
Biomedical Research Institute of A Coruña-INIBIC

Hospital Universitario A Coruña-CHUAC

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Cartilage Biology Group

The Cartilage Biology Group was established in 2012, when Dra. Beatriz Carames was appointed as Miguel Servet Senior Scientist by Instituto de Salud Carlos III.

Our research focus on discovering and functionally characterizing cellular mechanisms of articular cartilage dysregulated in aging and osteoarthritis (OA). Chondrocyte homeostasis checkpoints represent opportunities for targeting cartilage damage and OA initiation.

This strategy is addressed by the following research priorities:

  1. Functional characterization of the mechanisms related to aging and the degradation of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis.
  2. Consequences of metabolic diseases on articular cartilage homeostasis in osteoarthritis.
  3. Identification of new therapeutic targets aimed at preventing and / or delaying joint aging and osteoarthritis.