Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Lilian Nwosu

Research Associate


I have a long standing background in the chronic pain field especially osteoarthritis pain (OA). This was as a result of my PhD which investigated structural and pain modifications in models of osteoarthritis pain within the Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Pain Centre at the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining Newcastle University as a research associate, I took up a 1 year position as a research associate within the ARUK Pain Centre group and continued my research in OA pain.

BSc in Pharmacology with Extramural year, King's College London

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My Research Interests include:

  • Chronic pain: neuropathic, inflammatory
  • Osteoarthritis; sources of OA pain – subchondral bone biology, synovitis (inflammation), cartilage biology, nociception and sensitization
  • Mechanisms of osteoclasts in contributing to pain in osteoarthritis
  • Animal models of disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Synovial fibroblasts
  • Dendritic cells

Current Project:

My research applies single cell RNA-sequencing to synovial biopsies from rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis patients.