School Of Biology & Environment Science
Tel: +353 1 716
2012 - Present: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Level 1), School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD.
2008 - 2012: PhD in Bioengineering, Trinity College Dublin
2004 - 2008: Natural Sciences Mod. Physiology BA (Hons), Trinity College Dublin
Mechanobiology, mechanotransduction, cytoskeletal and focal adhesion dynamics
|McKayed, K.K., Prendergast, P.J., Campbell, V.A. and Gowran, A. (2012) 'Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Role of Mechanical Strain in Promoting Apoptosis and Differentiation' In: Hayat, M.A (eds). Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells,Volume 3. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. , pp.199-206 [DOI] [Details]|
|Gowran, A., McKayed, K.K., Kanichai, M., White, C., Hammadi, N. and Campbell, V.A.; (2010) 'Tissue Engineering of Cartilage; Can Cannabinoids Help?' Pharmaceuticals 3 :2970-2985. [Details]|
My research interests are focused around the mechanoresponse of cells to their environment. Specifically, I am interested in how the cytoskeleton responds and adapts to novel biomaterial surfaces and how the functionality of the cell is affected in terms of cell adherence, morphology, motility and toxicity. RNA interference, advanced light microscopy, high content screening (HCS) and cell-based assays will be used to identify critical cytoskeletal proteins and analysed using the Columbus analysis software.