Dr. Sibylle Grad

Principal Investigator
Leader, Cartilage and Intervertebral disc group

Dr. Sibylle Grad is a Principal Scientist at the AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland. Within the Regenerative Orthopaedics Program of the institute, she is the focus area leader for intervertebral disc and cartilage biology. Sibylle Grad obtained her PhD in Natural Sciences from the Department of Cell Biology of the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), Switzerland. Her projects include whole organ culture models and bioreactors for degenerative and inflammatory disc disorders, cell therapy, molecular therapy, stem/progenitor cell homing for disc regeneration, annulus fibrosus repair, biomarkers for disc degeneration; bioreactor loaded explant models for cartilage and osteochondral defects; cell therapy, molecular therapy and tissue engineering for articular cartilage repair and regeneration. Sibylle Grad is a private docent and course leader in the graduate program of the Department of Health Science and Technology at the ETH Zürich, and holds a habilitation in Biomedical Engineering. She has obtained funding from national, European and international agencies, and has been section leader and partner of several collaborative projects in the areas of disc and cartilage research. Her publications list includes more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters.