Dr Divya Bhargav

Adjunct Senior Lecturer


Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests:
In the field of cartilage biology and regeneration of the intervertebral disc for chronic backache.

Broad Research Areas:
Orthopaedics, Biochemistry, Ageing, Clinical Research, Molecular Structure & Drug Design


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  • Journal articles | 2023
    Chen X; Kohan S; Bhargav D; Choi J; Perera S; Dean C; Chopra N; Sial A; Sandhu HS; Apos E; Appleyard R; Diwan AD, 2023, 'Phase 1 evaluation of an elastomeric nucleus pulposus device as an option to augment disc at microdiscectomy: Experimental results from biomechanical and biocompatibility testing and first in human', JOR Spine, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsp2.1250
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bax DV; Yin Y; Kondyurin A; Diwan AD; Bhargav D; Weiss AS; Bilek MMM; McKenzie DR, 2018, 'Plasma processing of PDMS based spinal implants for covalent protein immobilization, cell attachment and spreading', Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10856-018-6181-y
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wei A; Shen B; Williams LA; Bhargav D; Gulati T; Fang Z; Pathmanandavel S; Diwan AD, 2016, 'Expression of growth differentiation factor 6 in the human developing fetal spine retreats from vertebral ossifying regions and is restricted to cartilaginous tissues', Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 34, pp. 279 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.22983
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wei A; Shen B; Williams LA; Bhargav D; Yan F; Chong BH; Diwan AD, 2016, 'Expression and functional roles of estrogen receptor GPR30 in human intervertebral disc', Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 158, pp. 46 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsbmb.2016.01.012
    Journal articles | 2014
    Williams LA; Wei A; Bhargav D; Diwan AD, 2014, 'Cartilage derived morphogenetic protein 2 - A potential therapy for intervertebral disc regeneration?', Biologicals, 42, pp. 65 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biologicals.2013.12.003
    Journal articles | 2013
    Diwan AD; Leong A; Appleyard R; Bhargav D; Fang Z; Wei A, 2013, 'Bone morphogenetic protein-7 accelerates fracture healing in osteoporotic rats', Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 47, pp. 540 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0019-5413.121569
    Journal articles | 2010
    Shen B; Wei A; Bhargav D; Kishen T; Diwan AD, 2010, 'Hyaluronan: its potential application in intervertebral disc regeneration', Orthopedic research and reviews, 2, pp. 17 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/ORR.S7741
    Journal articles | 2010
    Wei A; Leong AK; Williams LA; Chung S; Shen B; Bhargav D; Diwan AD, 2010, 'BMP-7 in combination with estrogen enhances bone formation in a fracture callus explant culture.', Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 221, pp. 61 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1620/tjem.221.61
    Journal articles | 2009
    Shen B; Bhargav D; Wei A; Williams LA; Tao H; Ma DD; Diwan AD, 2009, 'BMP-13 emerges as a potential inhibitor of bone formation', International Journal of Biological Sciences, 5, pp. 192 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.7150/ijbs.5.192
    Journal articles | 2009
    Wei A; Bhargav D; Shen B; Kishen T; Duffy N; Diwan AD; Williams L, 2009, 'BMP13 prevents the effects of annular injury in an ovine model', International Journal of Biological Sciences, 5, pp. 388 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.7150/ijbs.5.388
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lu J; Bhargav D; Wei A; Diwan AD, 2008, 'Posterolateral intertransverse spinal fusion possible in osteoporotic rats with BMP-7 in a higher dose delivered on a composite carrier', Spine, 33, pp. 242 - 249
    Journal articles | 2008
    Williams LA; Bhargav D; Diwan AD, 2008, 'Unveiling the Bmp13 enigma: Redundant morphogen or crucial regulator?', International Journal of Biological Sciences, 4, pp. 318 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.7150/ijbs.4.318
    Journal articles | 2007
    Lu J; Wei A-Q; Bhargav D; Diwan A, 2007, 'EFFECTS OF OSTEOGENIC PROTEIN-1 ON LUMBAR POSTEROLATERAL INTER-TRANSVERSE FUSION MODEL IN OSTEOPOROTIC ANIMALS', Spine: Affiliated Society Meeting Abstracts, &NA;, pp. p20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.brs.0000271546.56595.a4
    Journal articles | 2005
    Bhargav D; Murrell GA, 2005, 'An evaluation of the effects of the extent of capsular release and of postoperative therapy on the temporal outcomes of adhesive capsulitis', Arthroscopy - the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 21, pp. 1105 - 1113
    Journal articles | 2004
    Bhargav D; Murrell GA, 2004, 'Shoulder stiffness: diagnosis', Australian Family Physician, 33, pp. 143 - 147
    Journal articles | 2004
    Bhargav D; Murrell GA, 2004, 'shoulder stiffness: management', Australian Family Physician, 33, pp. 149 - 152
    Journal articles | 1999
    Murrell GA; Bhargav D, 1999, 'Medical and surgical manipulation of the shoulder capsule and labrum', APLAR Journal of Rheumatology, 2, pp. 247 - 253