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  Dr Sandra Bovens

 Dr Sandra Bovens

Postdoc studying the effect of shear stress on the development of atherosclerosis. In particular signalling pathways which are activated or down-regulated in endothelial cells exposed to low or oscillatory shear stress.

Previous:PhD in cardiovascular MRI; studying new methods to detect early heart failure and investigating new detection methods for rupture prone atherosclerotic lesions with MRI. University Medical Centre Utrecht (2007-2012). MSc in cardiovascular diseases (with added immunology courses), VU Amsterdam (2005-2008). BSc in Clinical Chemistry, Hogeschool Utrecht (2001-2005)

  Dr Takayuki Homma

Dr Takayuki Homma

 Postdoctoral research associate in Rob Krams’ group since 2010 researching gene expression profile during vulnerable plaque development

Previous: Academic Visitor in Genetic Therapies Centre, Imperial College London [2007-2010], Postdoctoral Fellow at Institute for Frontier Medical Science, Kyoto University [2002-2007], Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technologies [2000-2002], PhD in Chemistry at Institute of Virus Research, Kyoto University [2000]

Dr Leila Towhidi

Dr Leila Towhidi

Research Associate working on the design of a high-throughput reverse transfected microarray for primary endothelial cells

Previously:PhD in Medical Physics, Tarbiat Modares University and University of Ljubljana, BSc and MSc in Physics Shiraz University.

 
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PhD Students
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  Zoltan Kis

 Zoltan Kis

PhD candidate developing synthetic and systems biology tools for investigating the effect of atherogenic blood flow regimes on vascular cells.

Previous: M.Sc. in Applied Biotechnology, Uppsala University, Sweden, (2009-2011); B.Eng. in Chemical with Biochemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania (2005-2009).

  Vikram Mehta

 Vikram Mehta

PhD candidate investigating disturbed flow-mediated atherosclerotic plaque localization using novel imaging and computational tools under a British Heart Foundation scholarship.

Previous: Research Intern, Lein Applied Diagnostics Ltd, UK (2009-2010); MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Medical Physics, Imperial College London(2008-2009).

 
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MRes/MSc's
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  Jaisa Ahmed

 Jaisa Ahmed

Working on designing a tunable shear stress sensitive gene silencing synthetic network for atherosclerosis.

Previously: BSc Biochemistry with Forensic Science, Queen Mary U niversity of London [2009-2012]

  Michael Benmergui

 Michael Benmergui

Msc student in Biomedical engineering, Imperial College London (2013-2014)

Previous: Msc in General Engineering - Diplôme d’ingénieur, Supélec (2011-2013)

  Daniel DongKyu Oh

 Daniel DongKyu Oh

MRes Drug Discovery and Development, working on 'Application of high throughput screening (HTS) in studying cardiovascular signalling pathways'

Previous: Bsc Pharmacology and Therapeutics at King's College London

 

Oliver Fleck

Oliver Fleck

MRes in Bioengineering, investigating Synthetic Biology applications in Atherosclerosis through a shear stress sensitive gene network.

Previous: BSc (Hons) Biomedic al Sci ences, Plymouth University

  Grace Freke

 Grace Freke

Systems and Synthetic Biology MRes student studying the mechanobiology of GPCR activation
Previously: BSc in Biochemistry, Imperial College London (2010-2013)

De laram Khodadadi

De laram Khodadadi

MSc in Biomedical Engineering, studying the effect of direct versus reverse electroporation of cells in-s itu, to appropriately electroporate primary endothelial cells in situ and efficiently transfect them with siRNA to knockdown specific targeted genes, allowing future analysis of intracellular signalling pathways.

Previously: B.S. in Electrical engineering, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) [2009-2012]

  Elli Makrydaki

 Elli Makrydaki

MRes student studying Cellular heterogeneity by combining Laser Capture Microdissection and single cell capture based on droplet microfluidics.

Previously: 5 year Diploma in Chemical Engineering In National Technical University Of Athens, Greece

Aman Sharma

Aman Sharma

MSc student in Bioengineering undertaking a project concerning Network Medicine in which it's application in mechanosensitive sign alling pathways is analysed

Previously: BEng in Bioengineering, Imperial College London (2010-2013)

 

Suki Sidhu

Suki Sidhu

MSc in Biomedical Engineering investigating the role of endothelial cell stretch in modulating signalling pathways involved in atherogenesis.

Previously: B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC) [2008-2013

 

 
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