Dr Aveen Jalal

BSc, MSc, PhD

Pronouns: She/her
  • Research Associate in Extracellular Vesicles Therapeutics for Bone Regeneration

Research groups and centres

Aveen Jalal completed her first degree in Pharmacy and MSc in Stem Cell Technology in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham. She then was awarded a PhD in Nanoparticle Gene Delivery for Bone Regeneration in 2020. After completing her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham on a project to enhance soft tissue wound repair through exogenous growth factor encoded gene delivery.

Currently she is working with Dr Owen Davies on the RESTORE project, which seeks to engineer an enhanced vesicle system for coordinated fracture repair, funded by an EPSRC grant.

Aveen's primary area of research is bone tissue engineering through studying both biomaterials and nanoparticle delivery to direct stem cell differentiation towards osteogenic lineages for bone regeneration.

Member of the UK Society of Extracellular Vesicles (UKEV).

Featured publications

  • Fernández-Rhodes M, Adlou B, Williams S, Lees R, Peacock B, Aubert D, Jalal AR, Lewis MP, Davies OG. (2023). Defining the influence of size-exclusion chromatography fraction window and ultrafiltration column choice on extracellular vesicle recovery in a skeletal muscle model. Journal of Extracellular Biology, 2:4. DOI: 10.1002/jex2.85
  • Williams S, Jalal AR, Lewis MP, Davies OG. (2023). A survey to evaluate parameters governing the selection and application of extracellular vesicle isolation methods. Journal of Tissue Engineering, 14: 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/20417314231155114
  • Eltaher HM, Blokpoel Ferreras LA, Jalal AR, Dixon JE. (2022). Direct contact-mediated non-viral gene therapy using thermo-sensitive hydrogel-coated dressings. Biomaterials Advances, 143:213177. DOI: 10.1016/j.bioadv.2022.213177
  • Jalal AR, Dixon JE. (2020). Efficient Delivery of Transducing Polymer Nanoparticles for Gene-Mediated Induction of Osteogenesis for Bone Regeneration. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 8:849. DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00849