The focus of the Buckley lab is to develop novel biomaterial and cell based strategies to regenerate or repair damaged tissues and restore biomechanical function using minimal invasive strategies.
Conor Buckley is Professor In Biomedical Engineering, Principal investigator (PI) in both the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) national centre for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research (AMBER) Centre at Trinity College Dublin and Honorary Associate Professor in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His research focuses on novel biomaterials, biofabrication and cell-based strategies for tissue regeneration (www.BuckleyLab.eu). He has published 74 international peer reviewed journal articles and over 180 conference publications. Buckley is a reviewer for 26 leading journals in the fields of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, an Editorial Board Member for the journals, Frontiers- Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering and serves on the International Advisory Review Board (ARB) for the Journal of Orthopaedic Research-Spine.
Buckley has been awarded a number of grants in the areas of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as Principal Investigator (> €3.1 million), Co-PI funding of €53.2 million and collaborative funding of €2.2 million in the areas of cartilage tissue engineering, biofabrication and nerve regeneration. Buckley is also a PI on several commercial projects developing biomaterials for peripheral nerve repair (Integra Life Sciences) and bioprinting for next generation implantable devices and tissues for orthopaedic applications (Johnson & Johnson). In 2016, he received a Career Development Award (CDA) from SFI and in 2019 received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator award to develop personalised medicine approaches to regenerating the intervertebral disc.