Dr Jasmine Samvelyan

Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Research Supervision:Yes

Dr Jasmine Samvelyan is a Lecturer in Biomedical Science for the MBChB course. Her expertise lies in utilizing cellular, molecular and in vivo approaches to study musculoskeletal ageing.

Email: jasmine.samvelyan@aru.ac.uk

Twitter: @JSamvelyan

Background

Dr Samvelyan completed BSc (honours) degree in Biomedical Science with Sheffield Graduate Award at The University of Sheffield. Before pursuing a PhD at the Medical Research Council - Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) at The University of Sheffield, Newcastle University and University of Liverpool, Dr Samvelyan was awarded a Master of Research (MRes, Distinction) in musculoskeletal ageing at the CIMA. In this innovative graduate training programme, she studied the effects of ageing on musculoskeletal system to identify interventions that reduce deleterious effects of ageing on the skeleton.

Dr Samvelyan was then awarded a Medical Research Council funded research fellowship in osteoarthritis at University of Brighton. She lectured and led Student-Selected Components (SSCs) of Years 1-2 medical students (BM BS) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, before joining Anglia Ruskin University School of Medicine as a lecturer in Biomedical Science. Dr Samvelyan attained Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).

Dr Samvelyan was invited to Her Majesty’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace for her continued volunteering work at the NHS and community activities.

Research interests

  • Endocrinology
  • Musculoskeletal Ageing
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Physical activity and energy metabolism

Areas of research supervision

Dr Samvelyan supervises research projects of both undergraduate and postgraduate Master's and doctoral students. She embraces student-centred, research-based and enhancement-led constructivist approach to learning, teaching and assessment practice. 

Teaching

  • MBChB
  • MSc

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), Edinburgh Napier University, 2020
  • PhD Musculoskeletal Ageing, The MRC – Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), The University of Sheffield, Newcastle University, 2018
  • MRes (Distinction) Musculoskeletal Ageing, The MRC – Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), The University of Sheffield, Newcastle University and University of Liverpool, 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield, 2013

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member/British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS): London, GB
  • Member/Bone Research Society (BRS): Peterborough, GB
  • Member/Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI): Mount Laurel, NJ, US
  • Member/The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS): Brussels, BE

Selected recent publications

Samvelyan, H. J., Madi, K., Tornqvist, A. E., Javaheri, B., Staines, K. A., 2021. Characterisation of growth plate dynamics in murine models of osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Endocrinology Bone Research, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.14.339119.

Samvelyan, H. J., Mathers, J. C., Skerry, T. M., 2021. Fasting intervention potentiates the effect of mechanical loading to induce new bone formation in mice. The FASEB Journal, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.27.424485.

Samvelyan, H., Hughes, D., Stevens, C., Staines, K. A., 2020. Models of osteoarthritis: relevance and new insights. Calcified Tissue International, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00223-020-00670-x.

Staines, K. A., Hardy, R. J., Samvelyan, H. J., Ward, K., Cooper, R., 2020. Life course longitudinal growth and risk of knee osteoarthritis at age 53 years: evidence from the 1946 British birth cohort study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.18.20177485.

Recent presentations and conferences

2021 Invited speaker, Bone Research Society Annual Meeting.

2021 Chair and Speaker, European Calcified Tissue Society Digital Congress.

2021 Speaker, Osteoarthritis Research Society International Virtual World Congress.

2019 Invited speaker, British Orthopaedic Research Society – Bone Research Society 5th Joint Conference, Cardiff, Wales. Awarded New Investigator Award.

2018 Invited speaker, European Cooperation In Science and Technology (eCOST) Action, Rome, Italy.

Media experience

Dr Samvelyan’s work in Musculoskeletal Ageing featured in:

  • Edinburgh Science Festival
  • HubLE International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Society (IFMRS) learning environment
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Education Online