Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Kathleen Wright

PhD
Senior Scientific Officer in Cardiovascular Science
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: Education: (1999-2003) BSc (Hon) Sandwich in Medical Biochemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (2005-2010) PhD in Biological Sciences based on investigating the nerve sparing effects observed during prostate cancer treatment with Foscan® -mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT). Studied the effect of PDT on MCF-7 cell line and primary mammalian peripheral nerve cells/tissue in 3D tissue engineered co-culture model systems, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK Relevant Working Experiences: (2001-2002) Industrial Placement in Novel Drug Development for Cystic Fibrosis, Pharmagene Plc, Royston, UK (2002-2003) BSc Project Placement in Novel Drug Development for the Neuropeptide Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ for Nociceptin Receptor (NOP), in Pain Management. Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (2003-2005) Cell Culture Scientist in Genetic Reference Material Development, National Institute of Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC), Potters Bar, UK (2010) Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Neuroscience Group Leader) in CNS Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering, Cell Therapy Research Institute (CTI-Lyon), Saint Priest, FR (2011-2013) Postdoctoral Research Associated in Bone Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (2013-2015) Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Scientist) Academic Surgery Colorectal Research, Clinical Sciences, Translational Anaesthetics & Surgical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. (2015-present) Senior Scientific Officer in Cardiovascular Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.

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

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/

https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/k.e.wright

http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/profile/300/1291/kathleen_e._wright

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

Research Interests

Supporting laboratory research development, training and management in the department of Cardiovascular Sciences



Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

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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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Smith AJ, Wright KE P44 Tyrosine kinase inhibitor cardiotoxicity and cardiac stem cells,