UCL Division of Medicine
Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases
Connective tissue diseases are a spectrum of disorders
characterised by inflammation, tissue damage and remodeling or
excessive repair often leading to destruction and degeneration of the
target organ and replacement with scar or fibrotic tissue.
These disorders, which include scleroderma, lung fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and degenerative joint disease, are good examples of pathogenesis with complex etiologies that reflect multiple cell and molecular processes and interactions between several distinct genetic loci and the environment.
Heads of Centre
- Prof David Abraham - Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
- Prof Christopher Denton - Professor of Experimental Rheumatology