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Prof Martin Knight
BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Director of Research
Professor of Mechanobiology

My research is focussed on 'mechanobiology' or how living cells and tissues respond to physical forces. In particular I am interested in the role of the fascinating cellular structure known as the primary cilium (cilia in plural). My work also explores the development of organ-on-a-chip models incorporating biomechanical stimulation for predicting the performance of pharmaceuticals. I work on a variety of different diseases including osteoarthritis, cancer, atherosclerosis and the development of novel therapeutics.
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