Ben Scheven studied Biology at the University of Leiden (the Netherlands) where
he also undertook his PhD research (Laboratory of Cell Biology and Histology, Medical
Faculty). Subsequently, he worked at various research organisations in Scotland
(Aberdeen, Dundee) and the Netherlands (Utrecht) before he was appointed lecturer
in Oral Cell Biology at the School of Dentistry of the University of Birmingham
in January 2006.
Ben Scheven has a long-term track record in the cell biology of hard tissues.
His previous research focused on various aspects of bone growth and metabolism
with special emphasis on cell differentiation and the role of hormonal and
growth factors in development and ageing, health and disease. Dr Scheven’s
current research interests focus on the cell biology of dental pulp, bone and mesenchymal
stem cells, therapeutic ultrasound for mineralised tissue regeneration, the
role of neurotrophic factors, and the application of mesenchymal and dental
pulp stem cells for tissue regeneration, including CNS and retinal regeneration.
Dr Ben A Scheven
Lecturer in Oral Cell Biology
School of Dentistry
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham