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Bone Organ Modelling and Regeneration


Our research

Bone is a complex organ providing structural and mechanical support of our body, but also consisting in our principal hematopoietic center. The formation of our bones is tightly and timely orchestrated, involving stages of cartilage, vasculature, bone and bone marrow establishment. My lab aims at compiling human-specific knowledge on how these tissues form, interact and regenerate at an organ scale, toward the development of innovative regenerative therapies. Precisely, we exploit Bone organogenesis as a paradigm to decipher the driving cellular and molecular mechanisms. Toward this objective, we develop cutting-edge in vitro / in vivo models offering the custom design of human skeletal tissues & organs, largely based on the exploitation of human mesenchymal stromal cell lines.


  • Deciphering the cellular/molecular mechanisms involved in Bone formation/regeneration
  • The design of custom biological matrices as 3D grafts for skeletal tissue regeneration
  • The in vitro and in vivo development of human niches as advanced hematopoietic models


Our research will allow gaining fundamental knowledge on the mechanisms driving cartilage, bone and bone marrow establishment in a human(ized) setting. We also target broad clinical implications running from the repair of bone defects to the personalized testing of blood cancer therapeutics.

List of Team Bourgine's publications


(name linked to profile in Lund University research portal)

Paul Bourgine

Principal Investigator, Paul [dot] Bourgine [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se   

Alejandro Garcia

Postdoc, Alejandro [dot] Garcia [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Dimitra Zacharaki

Postdoc, Dimitra [dot] Zacharaki [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Steven Dupard 

PhD student, Steven [dot] Dupard [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se 

David Hildago Gil

PhD student, David [dot] Hildago_Gil [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Sujeethkumar Prithiviraj 

PhD student, Sujeethkumar [dot] Prithiviraj [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Patrizia Kühne

Student, patrizia [dot] kuhne [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Join us!

We are looking for two talented postdocs to join our team. Please contact Paul [dot] Bourgine [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se



Paul Bourgine

Principal Investigator
PhD, Assistant Professor
Lund Stem Cell Center
BMC B11, Lund University
221 84 Lund, Sweden

Phone: + 46 46 222 00 00
Mail: Paul [dot] Bourgine [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Profile in Lund University research portal