Thaqif El Khassawna

Department of Trauma Surgery
Justus-Liebig University of Giessen
Journal Associated: Annals of Musculoskeletal Medicine Biography:

Dr. Thaqif El Khassawna has received his PhD in Molecular Genetics jointly at the Humboldt University and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, in Germany during the period of 2010-2014. Currently, he is working as Bone Matrix Biology and Regeneration Team leader  At the institute of experimental Trauma Surgery of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen in Germany. I pursued my post-doctoral work in the design of new animal models for osteoporosis and multiple myeloma in order to help designing and later testing of osteoconductive and osteoinductive biomaterials that aids cell regulation to promote healing of fractures. Currently I lead a team of 6 scientific staff researchers and 13 students in 5 projects supported by governmental and industry-acquired funding. I have published several scientific papers and serve as a peer reviewer at top peer reviewed journals. I also serve as honorary member of the scientific advisory board of Gel4med LLC a young start-up at the Harvard Launch Lab.

Research Interest: Establishment of animal models are the understanding of osteocyte regulation at the vicinity of biomaterials, the osteoimmunological interaction, understanding differential genetic expression throughout bone healing phases in healthy and diseased bone especially in osteoporosis, immuno-decencies and neurofibromatosis type one