Supervisor: Dr Amanda W. Kijas ( and Prof. Alan Rowan

Wound healing is a dynamic process requiring a coordinated response to repair the damage. The extracellular matrix assists in providing an interconnected network contributing to both the biochemical and biophysical cues to bring about biological responses in cells/tissues. We have defined and tuneable natural and synthetic biomaterials to establish 3D cell model systems to study these activities using live confocal microscopy to investigate the role of extracellular matrix.

Research Group

Rowan Group


Extracellular matrix, biochemistry, biomedical, biomaterials, confocal microscopy