Fellows & Postdocs

Dr Erum Hyder: 'Engineered culture substrates for stem cells' 

Dr Jiajun Luo (based at the University of Glasgow): 'Engineered culture substrates for stem cells' 

Dr Daniel Brady (based at Fraunhofer IME): 'Reprogrammed medical silks'

PhD candidates

Gemma Egan: 'Silk hydrogels for wound healing'

Jirada Kaewchuchuen: 'Tuned silk hydrogels for advanced healthcare applications'

Saphia Matthew: 'Microfluidic-assisted silk nanoparticle tuning'

Simon Tran: 'Silk: an emerging high-tech material for healthcare(Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA, USA and University of Strathclyde)'

Lana Ibrahim Elias Hassan: 'Silk for stroke therapy'

Napaporn Roamcharern: 'Biomimetic silk nanoparticle manufacture'

MRes/MPhil candidates

Open positions



Dr Kimia Witte. Now: Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Strathclyde
Dr Calum McMullen. Now: Carcinotech Ltd
Dr Natalia Gorenkova (Daphne Jackson Fellow). Now: Faculty at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Dr John Totten (EPSRC PhD Prize). Now: Scientist Merck Life Science

Technical expert

Anne Goudie: 'Reverse engineered silk for cell delivery'

PhD candidates

Dr Suttinee Phuagkhaopong: 'Engineered silk hydrogels for drug & cell delivery to the stroked brain' Now: Faculty Chulalongkorn University
Dr John Totten: 'Cellular uptake of nanoparticles' Now: Scientist Merck Life Science
Dr William Brownlee: 'Endocytosis and trafficking of nanomedicines'. Now: Postdoc University of Edinburgh
Dr Thidarat Wongpinyochit: 'Silk nanoparticles for drug delivery applications' Now: Medical Science Liaison at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Dr Osama Ibrahim: 'Mesenchymal stem cells for tissue repair(PhD candidate) Now: Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Dr Frankie Vanterpool:  'Deconstructing the bone marrow microenvironment Now: EMEA Application Specialist CMTS at Sartorius

Catherine McCrea: 'Silk hydrogels for stem cell delivery'
Tanya Khan: 'Physically cross linkned silk hydrogels - impact fo processing parameters on drug binding'
Adam Houston: Does varying the processing parameters of silk hydrolges affect their drug binding capacity?
Sebastian Pearce: 'Intracellular concentration and distribution of lipophilic cations (GlaxoSmithKline-University of Strathclyde MPhil/PhD program)' Now: GSK, UK
Sanaa Pasha: Impact of cellulose processing on performance (MSc). Now: Sigma-Aldrich, UK
Raquel Saborano: 'Impact of nanoparticles on cell metabolism' (MRes, University of Aveiro, Portugal, collaborator Dr. Iola Duarte) Now: Marie Curie Research Associate, PhD candidate, (Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham University
Samuel Huff Gulbert: 'Subcellular fractionation method development to monitor nanomedicine trafficking' (MPhil). Now Merck
Yasir Jarad: 'Peptide culture substrates for mesenchymal stem cells' (MRes) Now: MPharm student University of Strathclyde
Thidarat Wongpinyochit: 'Silk nanopartciles for anticancer drug delivery' Now: PhD candidate Seib lab

Refaya Rezwan: 'Manufacture of silk-based nanomedicnes' (ERASMUS Mundus, Universite Angers, France) 
Maria Moch: 'Silk for drug delivery' (ERASMUS+, TU Berlin, Germany)
Georg Böhme: 'Biological performance of reverse engineered silk' (ERASMUS+, State Academy Riesa, Germany)
Jana Solomun: 'Silk for drug delivery' (ERASMUS+, TU Berlin, Germany) Now: PhD candidate at University of Jena, Germany
Mayank Patel: 'Assessing anticancer nanomedicines (British Council Newton Fund PhD fellow) Now: Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India
Regjina Daberdaku: 'Drug delivery using silk biopolymers (ERASMUS+)' Now: Pharmacist at Farmacia Miani di Contin Antonio, Padova, Italy
Andrew Laird: 'Drug delivery using silk biopolymers (Interns@Strath)' Now: The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow