Regenerative Orthopaedics

Meet the team

Program leader

Prof Martin Stoddart

Program Leader
Focus Area Leader:
Progenitor Cell Biology and Mechanoregulation



Principal scientists

Prof Mauro Alini

Emeritus Research Advisor

Dr Matteo D' Este

Focus Area Leader:
Biomedical Materials

Dr Sibylle Grad, PD

Deputy Program Leader
Focus Area Leader:
Disc and Cartilage Biology

Dr T Fintan Moriarty

Focus Area Leader:
Infection Biology


Dr Sophie Verrier

Dr Zhen Li



Project leaders

Thomas Krueger

Project Leader

Dr Pamela Nylund

Junior Project Leader

Dr Ursula Menzel

Senior Project Leader

Dr Christoph Sprecher

Project Leader



Senior research scientists

Dr Esther Wehrle

Focus Area Leader:
Bone Biology



Research scientists

Dr Elena Della Bella

Dr Junxuan Ma

Dr Tiziano Serra

Focus Area Leader:
Sound Guided Tissue Regeneration

Dr Jacek Wychowaniec



Senior technicians

Simona Casutt

Nicolas Devantay

Pamela Furlong

Iris Keller


Robert Peter

Dr Virginia Post



Post docs

Dr Ezgi Bektas

Dr Marco Chittò

Dr Eda Cifci

Dr Shahrbanoo Jahangir


Dr Huan Meng

Dr Rotsiniaina Randriantsilefisoa

Dr Fatemeh Safari

Dr Maja Schlittler


Dr Maria Schröder 

Dr Claudia Siverino



PhD students

Carolina Cordeiro

Pia Fehrenbach

Nico Giger

Elian Kuhn


Laura Mecchi

Danilo Menghini 

Gregor Miklosic

Marcia Mürner


Astrid Soubrier

Daphne Van der Heide

Liru Wen

Jiangyao Xu


Daniele Zuncheddu



Apprentices

Nadja Vonlanthen

Marina Kurz


Meet the fellows, interns and guests

Medical research fellowships

Providing motivated surgeons and scientists with on-site research training to gain experience in R&D projects focusing on relevant clinical problems.

Internships and guest research visits

Provide motivated students and scientists with on-site research training to gain experience in R&D projects focusing on relevant clinical problems.


AO Research Institute Davos's research programs

Learn more about Biomedical Development and Preclinical Services.