Nazia Mehrban
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Nazia Mehrban is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Biotechnology in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology. Before joining University of Bath in 2021 she was a Senior Research Fellow at University College London. During this period, she was also a Visiting Scholar at University of Pittsburgh in the laboratory of Professor Stephen Badylak. Prior to this Nazia was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bristol in the group of Professor Dek Woolfson which she joined after acquiring a PhD in Tissue Engineering from University of Birmingham.

 

The Mehrban Group

The Mehrban Group is a multidisciplinary group working at the interface between biology, chemistry, and engineering. We focus on fundamental underpinning work towards designing, manufacturing, and characterising bespoke biomaterials for unmet clinical needs. Our research crosses the boundary between natural and synthetic materials and uses a bottom-up design approach. The innovative and bespoke ‘smart’ materials we manufacture are chemically and physically tuneable allowing control of cellular behaviour. We can tailor these cutting-edge materials towards specific applications including;

  • tissue repair and regeneration to restore functionality
  • exploration of the bio-material interface towards integration with healthy tissue in vivo
  • extracellular matrix reconstruction and promotion of an anti-inflammatory environment in vivo
  • delivery of therapeutic agents
  • building material components for implantable soft robots and other medical devices

To meet these targets our group is composed of biologists, chemists, engineers, and material scientists. We also have strong collaborative links with world leading research groups across the academic, clinical, and industrial sectors in the areas of bioinformatics, drug discovery, soft robotics, and surgery.

If you would like to discuss a potential collaboration with us please contact Dr. Nazia Mehrban directly.

 

Group Members

Current Group Members

Veronica Hidalgo-Alvarez (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

Lewis Anderson (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

Anabella Kazubska (PhD student)

Matthew Little (PhD student)

Raffaello Sbordoni (PhD student)

 

Past Group Members

Erol Hasan (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

If you would like to join our dynamic and interdisciplinary group please regularly check this webpage or visit the University of Bath vacancies website for open positions in our lab.

We also welcome speculative applications. If you have a research idea you would like to discuss with us towards a PhD or Postdoctoral Fellowship application, or if you are self-funded, please contact Dr. Nazia Mehrban.

 

Available PhD Project:

We currently have an EPSRC DTP PhD project available. Please click on the title to find out more: Modelling the interaction between cells and de novo implantable biomaterials

 

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Tissue Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • De Novo
  • Hydrogels
  • Peptides
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Smart biomaterials
  • Materials science
  • Implantable materials

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