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Mrs Stephanie Marfy-Smith BA, BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Student in Microscopy and Bone Biology

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Stephanie Marfy-Smith is Postgraduate Research Student in Microscopy and Bone Biology for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. Stephanie spent 6 years working as a Research Technician with Professor Tom Fleming in the Developmental Cell Biology lab. During this time she became interested in embryonic bone formation and early mineralisation.

Academic Qualifications

2008-2014: Research Technician. Developmental Biology, University of Southampton, UK.
2003-2007: Bsc (Hons) Biology. University of Southampton, UK.

Research interests

My research focuses on early osteoblast mineralisation in vitro and the detection of molecular changes using Raman spectroscopy, Coherent Anti Stokes Raman Scattering and Second Harmonic Generation.

Supervisor: Dr Claire Clarkin, Dr Sumeet Mahajan, Dr Nick Evans.
PhD research: Utilising Raman spectroscopy and non linear imaging techniques to develop and in vitro model for assessing the suitability of orthopaedic implant surfaces.
Funding: Mathys Orthopaedics and Biological Sciences.


Research group

Biomedical Sciences

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BIOL2010 Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry: The flow of genetic information
BIOL1013 Integrative Mammalian Physiology

Mrs Stephanie Marfy-Smith
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ
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