Dr Nicholas Evans PhD
Associate Professor in Bioengineering
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Dr Nicholas Evans is Associate Professor in Bioengineering within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.
My research focuses on stem cells, nanotechnology and how materials can be used to promote the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues.
Nick was appointed as a lecturer in Bioengineering at Southampton University in January 2011. He holds a dual appointment between the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and the Faculty of Medicine, where he is based in the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
He completed a PhD at King's College under the supervision of Prof John Pickup, where he researched techniques in fluorescence spectroscopy for tracking metabolism in cells by using their natural fluorescence. After experiencing some of the excitement of stem cell biology, he worked as an MRC postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College researching the effects of extracellular matrix on the differentiation of embryonic stem cells. He then took a postdoctoral position at Stanford University to study how a molecular pathway, called the Wnt signalling pathway, could be used to promote wound healing, before his appointment at Southampton.
He now leads a research team working on several aspects of regenerative medicine relating to bone and skin, and collaborates with a number of other researchers in the UK and Europe.
He teaches on the University’s Bachelor of Medicine and Masters of Engineering courses, and regularly explains his research to schools in the local area through the University’s outreach programmes and co-organises a residential workshop for school students on biomedical engineering with the Smallpeice Trust.
Nick has a personal website: www.evanslab.co.uk
BSc(Hons) Biology, Nottingham University (1998)
PhD Biophysics and Diabetes, King's College, London (2004)
Postdoctoral work at Imperial College and Stanford University
Appointed lecturer, Southampton University (2011)