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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

School of Engineering and Materials Science

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Dr Stephen Thorpe
BA, BAI, PDipStat, PhD, FHEA

Dr Thorpe
Position: Research Co-Investigator
Supervisor:David Lee
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3602
Location: 323, Engineering, Mile End
Expertise: Mechanobiology, Nuclear mechanics, Stem cell biology, Mechanotransduction, Cartilage tissue engineering, Hypoxia, Biomaterials
Research keywords: Mechanotransduction, Mechanobiology, Stem Cell, Tissue Mechanics, Cell Mechanics, Cytoskeleton, Chromatin, Nuclear Envelope,
Affiliations: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Brief Biography

Stephen graduated from Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin in 2007. He remained at Trinity College to study for a PhD entitled "The effect of mechanical cues on the chondrogenic differentiation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells" under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Kelly which he completed in 2011. January to April 2012 Stephen worked as a post-doctoral research assistant with Dr. Martin Knight and Prof. David Lee on an EPSRC platform grant looking at multiscale mechanobiology for tissue engineering. In May 2012 Stephen started a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship investigating the biophysical regulation of genome function and its role in mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Stephen has continued this work as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof David Lee.