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Queen Mary University of London
Centre for Predictive in vitro Models
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Dr Hannah Heywood

Hannah Heywood

Research Fellow

School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London

Research Interests

Organ-on-a-chip, Circadian Rhythm, cartilage, endothelial, mechanical stimuli

The cells of our body contain a circadian clock mechanism that plays a vital role in coordinating physiological processes and the dysfunction of which is linked to disease. Timing ques, known as Zeitgebers, set the time of the circadian clock and maintain cell synchronicity. My research examines novel zeitgebers and how zeitgebers can be applied to sustain robust circadian rhythmicity in vitro. The aim is to better recapitulate physiological processes in organ on a chip systems.