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,
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Supporting laboratory research development, training and management in the department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Smith AJ, Wright KE, Lewis FC, Ellison GM TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR CARDIOTOXICITY AND CARDIAC STEM CELLS, 2016
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
Chen J, Wright KE, Birch MA Nanoscale viscoelastic properties and adhesion of polydimethylsiloxane for tissue engineering Acta Mechanica Sinica/Lixue Xuebao 1-5, 2014
Smith AJ, Wright KE P44 Tyrosine kinase inhibitor cardiotoxicity and cardiac stem cells,