- Primary position:
- Research Fellow
Dyan Ankrett is research associate within Engineering Sciences at University of Southampton. Her current roll is multidisciplinary, combining cell biology with ultrasonic technology in microfluidic devices, with particular focus on drug delivery.
She obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science (2003) and a PhD in Cancer Drug Discovery and Metabolism (2008), both wards were obtained from De Montfort University in Leicestershire, UK. Her first post-doctoral position was within the Cancer Drug Discovery Group at De Montfort University (2008-2010) involving in vitro screening of novel anticancer agents using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry.
Dyan combined her biological skills with ultrasonic technology and proposed research project that was awarded funding by Agilent Technologies. Dyan is continuing her collaboration with Agilent.
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Dyan’s current research interests lie in utilising ultrasonic waves to create transient pores in biological membranes, a phenomenon known as sonoporation. Sonoporation is a very useful biophysical stimulus for facilitating the intracellular delivery of therapeutic agents. Dyan is particularly interested in exploiting sonoporation for facilitating the delivery of dietary flavonoids, which are widely known to possess many health benefits.
On-going research projects
Ultrasonically generated high velocity fluid flow vortices around cardiac cells to controllably induce cell stress, mimicking myocardial infarction, ischaemia and cell death
Acoustic manipulation of biological cells to assemble multi-layered structures of heterogeneous cell types
Ultrasonic concentration of waterborne bacteria
Acoustic manipulation of bacteria in a microfluidic device
Primary research group: Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Dr Dyan Ankrett
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
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