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Dr Luciana Elena Bostan PhD, BSc

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Luciana Elena Bostan is a Senior Research Fellow, within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.

It is important to make a difference in peoples life’s when they needed the most

I joined the MDVSNPLUS from University of Leicester (Prof. Christine Pullar’s Lab), where she was a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working on a project in collaboration with Mölnlycke Health Care (Göteborg, Sweden). The aim of this project was to study the physiological responses of dermal fibroblasts, keratinocytes, endothelial cells and macrophages to an applied electric field strength currently used to treat chronic wounds. During this research project she studied cell migration, proliferation, gene expression changes with the PCR Profiler wound healing Array (Qiagen,USA) and protein secretion.

My earlier work at the University of Sheffield (Prof. Sheila MacNeil and Prof. Roger Lewis Lab) included a project in collaboration with Philips (Eindhoven, Netherlands; Prof. Steve Franklin) and ZUT University (Szczecin, Poland) within a network that aimed to understand the interaction between the medical devices and soft tissues (UNITISS). Within the project she was actively involved in organotypic culture using human skin cells isolated from human skin, design and develop appropriate in-vitro testing methods that reliably simulate in-vivo conditions to look at the physical interaction of catheters. She was also able to characterise the soft tissues surfaces (skin, arteries) after mechanical insult.

I have a Bachelor degree in Medical Bioengineering with a specialisation in Biomaterials and Prosthetics Technology. My PhD investigated polymeric materials with controlled hydrophilic character with applications in articular cartilage tissue.

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