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Dr Stefania Di Ciò

Dr Di Ciò
Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Supervisor: Prof Julien Gautrot
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 5301
Location: 327, Engineering, Mile End
Expertise: Development of nano- to micro-scale fabrication processes for the control of cellular microenvironment. Design of microfluidic chips with multiple hydrogel compartments for the embedding of organotypic cultures and spheroids. Microvascularisation within organ-on-chip platforms. Study of the mechanisms regulating cell sensing of nanoscale topography. In particular, the processes controlling actin dynamics and their impact on cell adhesion, spreading and fate decision.
Research keywords: organ-on-chip; microfluidics, mechanotransduction, micro and nanofabrication, tissue regeneration, vascularisation, engineered surfaces