Courtesy of Barotseland Watchdog
We have a leading researcher in UK Dr. Lubinda Mbundi (Prof) who has made various breakthroughs in the medical field in the UK. In picture receiving a PhD was a family affair for Lubinda Mbundi, one of the first students to benefit from the University of Brighton’s Pestalozzi Scholarship Scheme.
Three generations of family were on hand at the Brighton Dome to help him celebrate – his mother Precious, his wife Jana and their four-year-old daughter Masiwa.
Also, present to congratulate him was Professor Matteo Santin, Professor of Tissue Regeneration in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, and Mr Brian Jones, Chief Executive of Orthopaedic Research UK, the charity which funds high-quality research into orthopaedic science, and which sponsored Lubinda’s research.
Lubinda’s Phd was awarded in recognition of a programme of work entitled “Nanostructured biocompetent biomaterials for early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporotic fractures.”
His research focused on the diagnosis and treatment of bone tumours and fractures in the least invasive way possible. The materials developed in his work specifically target diseased tissue, act as the drug and are traceable. Orthopaedic Research UK has supported a patent application to cover the technology and they are interested in its future translation into clinics.
Lubinda, who first studied for a degree in Biomedical Science at Brighton, recently took up a Post-Doctoral position at the Blond McIndoe Foundation Research Centre based at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, which has strong research links with university.