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Personal Statement

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 developing new in vitro models.

Research Interests

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 currently available PhD opportunities can be found at:


Teaching Interests

I have taught on both the BEng/MEng and MSc courses in Biomedical Engineering and I am currently course coordinator for BE105 (Cell Biology 1) and a contributor to BE100 (Anatomy and Physiology).

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Projects 2014 2024

Research Output 2002 2020

MYC regulates fatty acid metabolism through a multigenic program in claudin-low triple negative breast cancer

Casciano, J. C., Perry, C., Cohen-Nowak, A. J., Miller, K. D., Voorde, J. V., Zhang, Q., Chalmers, S., Sandison, M. E., Lui, Q., Hedley, A., McBryan, T., Tang, H-Y., Gorman, N., Beer, T., Speicher, D. W., Adams, P. D., Lui, X., Schlegel, R., McCarron, J. G., Wakelam, M. J. O. & 3 others, Gottlieb, E., Kossenkov, A. V. & Schug, Z. T., 16 Jan 2020, In : British Journal of Cancer. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
Fatty Acids
Computational Biology
CD36 Antigens
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor beta Receptor
Thoracic Aorta
Smooth Muscle Myocytes