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Mr Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward

PhD Researcher

School of Engineering and materials science, Division of Bioengi
Queen Mary, University of London
07496 735082


Mechanobiology, Mechanotransduction, Cardiomyocyte, LIM domain, Hypertrophy, Hypertension


Creating and studying tissue culture models of cardiac hypertrophy and increased tissue stiffness seen in various pathologies such as hypertension


Publications of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models


Ward M and Iskratsch T (2020). Mix and (mis-)match – The mechanosensing machinery in the changing environment of the developing, healthy adult and diseased heart. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research  vol. 1867, (3) 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2019.01.017


Hawkes W, Huang D, Reynolds P, Hammond L, Ward M, Gadegaard N, Marshall JF, Iskratch T and Palma M (2019). Probing the nanoscale organisation and multivalency of cell surface receptors: DNA origami nanoarrays for cellular studies with single-molecule control. Royal Society of Chemistry (Rsc)  Faraday Discussions  10.1039/c9fd00023b


Nadendla SK, Hazan A, Ward M, Harper LJ, Moutasim K, Bianchi LS, Naase M, Ghali L, Thomas GJ, Prowse DM, Philpott MP and Neill GW (2011). Gli1 confers profound phenotypic changes upon lncap prostate cancer cells that include the acquisition of a hormone independent state. Plos One  vol. 6, (5) 10.1371/journal.pone.0020271