Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Kathleen Wright

Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Officer in Cardiovascular Science
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: BSc (Hon) (University of Leicester, UK) and Ph.D. (The Open University, UK). Cell Culture Scientist (NIBSC, UK); Research Fellow (CTI-Lyon, FR); Research Associate (Newcastle University, UK); Senior Research Fellow (University of Leeds, UK); and Public Engagement Champion (University of Leeds, UK). Present committees & groups: Faculty Board Member; Purchasing & Stores Group; and Network of Public Engagement Champions (Necnet).

Contact:  Garstang Lab:7.54, Office:7.53, +44(0) 113 34 34244;31869, email address for  

You can read more about Dr Wright's interests here:
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-wright-3196a314

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathleen_Wright7/citations?sorting=citationCount&page=1

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/info/125151/engagement/1851/engagement_excellence_fellowship

http://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/healthy-diet-healthy-heart

http://www.through-the-maze.org.uk/event/chapeltown-arts-festival-2016/

Research Interests

Providing laboratory research support for multiple PIs, training new staff and laboratory/office management



Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • N/A

Postgraduate studentship areas:

  • SoM MD student title: Fluorescence diagnosis using photosensitisers: A useful approach to intraoperative staging in colon cancer?

See also:

Smith AJ, Wright KE, Lewis FC, Ellison GM TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR CARDIOTOXICITY AND CARDIAC STEM CELLS, 2016
DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310696.48

Khaled YS, Wright K, Melcher A, Jayne D Anti-cancer effects of oncolytic viral therapy combined with photodynamic therapy in human pancreatic cancer cell lines, 2015

Almerie MQ, Gossedge G, Wright KE, Jayne DG Photodynamic diagnosis for detection of peritoneal carcinomatosis Journal of Surgical Research 195 175-187, 2015
DOI:10.1016/j.jss.2015.01.009
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Chen J, Wright KE, Birch MA Nanoscale viscoelastic properties and adhesion of polydimethylsiloxane for tissue engineering Acta Mechanica Sinica/Lixue Xuebao 1-5, 2014
DOI:10.1007/s10409-014-0022-0
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Forraz N, Wright KE, Jurga M, McGuckin CP Experimental therapies for repair of the central nervous system: stem cells and tissue engineering JOURNAL OF TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE 7 523-536, 2013
DOI:10.1002/term.552

Hawkins M, Boyle J, Wright KE, Elles R, Ramsden SC, O'Grady A, Sweeney M, Barton DE, Burgess T, Moore M, Burns C, Stacey G, Gray E, Metcalfe P, Hawkins JR Preparation and validation of the first WHO international genetic reference panel for Fragile X syndrome. European journal of human genetics : EJHG 21 478-478, 2013

Sarnowska A, Jablonska A, Jurga M, Dainiak M, Strojek L, Drela K, Wright K, Tripathi A, Kumar A, Jungvid H, Lukomska B, Forraz N, McGuckin C, Domanska-Janik K Encapsulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Bioscaffolds Protects Cell Survival and Attenuates Neuroinflammatory Reaction in Injured Brain Tissue After Transplantation CELL TRANSPLANTATION 22 S67-S82, 2013
DOI:10.3727/096368913X672172

Wright KE, MacRobert AJ, Phillips JB Inhibition of Specific Cellular Antioxidant Pathways Increases the Sensitivity of Neurons to Meta-tetrahydroxyphenyl Chlorin-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy in a 3D Co-culture Model PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY 88 1539-1545, 2012
DOI:10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01185.x

Hawkins M, Boyle J, Wright KE, Elles R, Ramsden SC, O'Grady A, Sweeney M, Barton DE, Burgess T, Moore M, Burns C, Stacey G, Gray E, Metcalfe P, Hawkins JR Preparation and validation of the first WHO international genetic reference panel for Fragile X syndrome EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS 19 10-17, 2011
DOI:10.1038/ejhg.2010.135

Wright KE, Liniker E, Loizidou M, Moore C, MacRobert AJ, Phillips JB Peripheral neural cell sensitivity to mTHPC-mediated photodynamic therapy in a 3D in vitro model BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER 101 658-665, 2009
DOI:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605197

Wright KE, McDonald J, Barnes TA, Rowbotham DJ, Guerrini R, Calo' G, Lambert DG Assessment of the activity of a novel nociceptin/orphanin FQ analogue at recombinant human nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptors expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS 346 145-148, 2003
DOI:10.1016/S0304-3940(03)00518-4

Smith AJ, Wright KE, Ruchaya P, Nadal-Ginard B, Ellison-Hughes GM Cardiotoxic receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors exert toxic effects on human cardiac stem cells and impair cardiac function,
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Almerie MQ, Gossedge G, Wright KE, Jayne DG Photodynamic Therapy Use for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: Systematic Review Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy -,
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Smith AJ, Wright KE P44 Tyrosine kinase inhibitor cardiotoxicity and cardiac stem cells,