Institute: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Nottingham
I graduated with a Master’s in Pharmacy (MPharm) from King’s College London in 2006 and undertook a PhD with the Doctoral Training Centre in regenerative medicine based at the University of Nottingham in 2010. During my PhD, I developed culture systems to support maturation of cardiomyocytes derived from human stem cells with a focus on tailoring the materials that the cells interact with to control their phenotype.
I am now pursuing a postdoctoral position supported by the EPSRC E-TERM fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research area remains with development of materials that encourage cellular interaction but to now manipulate entry across the cell membrane for mRNA delivery.
Design of biomaterials for cellular interaction with application to stem cell manipulation, targeted drug/gene delivery and disease modelling.
Stem cell culture & differentiation
Biomaterials synthesis & characterization
Developing Biodegradable materials for gene delivery
Gene targeting and modification