Miss Shani Austin-Williams

Shani Austin-Williams

PhD Student

Biochemical Pharmacology
William Harvey Research Institute


Extracellular Vesicles, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Organoids


My interested in in vitro models is centered around using chondrocyte micromass models, as well as organoids using synovial fibroblasts and macrophages to closely recapitulate the joint.


Publications of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models


Nuzzo AM, Camm EJ, Sferruzzi-Perri AN, Ashmore TJ, Yung H-W, Cindrova-Davies T, Spiroski A-M, Sutherland MR, Logan A, Austin-Williams S, Burton GJ, Rolfo A, Todros T, Murphy MP and Giussani DA (2018). Placental Adaptation to Early-Onset Hypoxic Pregnancy and Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidant Therapy in Rat. Am J Pathol  10.1016/j.ajpath.2018.07.027
Pistorius K, Souza PR, De Matteis R, Austin-Williams S, Primdahl KG, Vik A, Mazzacuva F, Colas RA, Marques RM, Hansen TV and Dalli J (2018). PDn-3 DPA Pathway Regulates Human Monocyte Differentiation and Macrophage Function. Cell Chem Biol  vol. 25, (6) 749-760.e9. 10.1016/j.chembiol.2018.04.017