Cristian Parisi, Postdoctoral Research Associate, joined the group in 2017. His research focuses on the role of mechanical forces induced by prenatal movements in joint morphogenesis by using a mechanostimulation bioreactor for in vitro culture of an experimental model of prenatal limb explants. Prior to joining Imperial College, Dr Parisi graduated with honours in Materials Engineering at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) in 2012, and he will obtain his PhD in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from King’s College London (UK) in 2017. His PhD research project concerned the design and development of a novel composite scaffold for the regeneration of cartilage and underlying bone tissue in joint.