Projects per year
My research background is highly multidisciplinary, centred around the development of microsystems engineering and biophysical techniques as tools for studying basic biological questions and for biochemical analysis.
Current research projects are focussed upon combining lab-on-a-chip approaches and material functionalisation with live-cell imaging to:
- investigate the phenotypic changes in vascular cells that underlie cardiovascular disease
- develop new methods for monitoring mitochondrial dynamics in neuronal preparations
- develop physiologically relevant, in vitro model systems
Information on available PhD opportunities in this area can be found at:
1/10/18 → 30/09/22
Project: Research - Studentship › Research Studentship
1/10/16 → 1/10/19
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated › Research Studentship (Internally Allocated)
Research Output per year
Calcium mobilization via intracellular ion channels, store organization and mitochondria in smooth muscleMcCarron, J. G., Chalmers, S., Wilson, C. & Sandison, M. E. 7 Jul 2016 Vascular Ion Channels in Physiology and Disease. Berlin: Springer, 22 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
The transition of smooth muscle cells from a contractile to a migratory, phagocytic phenotype: direct demonstration of phenotypic modulationSandison, M. E., Dempster, J. & McCarron, J. G. 1 Nov 2016 In : Journal of Physiology. 594, 21, p. 6189-6209 39 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article