Nazia Mehrban's Research Page

Current work

My primary interests lie in the adaptability of self-assembling peptide hydrogels for the formation of tissue engineering scaffolds. The developed scaffolds will be tested for mechanical stability and cellular compatibility, with the intention of creating functional tissue ideal for clinical applications.

Previous work

During my PhD in the Biochemical Engineering division of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham my research was based on tissue engineering a soft/ hard tissue interface for tendon and ligament reconstruction. The research was designed to combat limitations with current methods of interfacial tissue repair, particularly the poor regenerative capabilities of native tissue.

Publications

  1. Mehrban N, Paxton JZ, Bowen J, Vorndran E, Gbureck U and Grover LM (2010) Suitability of 3D powder printed calcium phosphates for the attachment of tissue engineered tendons and ligaments, Advances in Applied Ceramics, accepted.
  2. Kaklamani G, Mehrban N, Chen J, Bowen J, Dong H, Grover L and Stamboulis A (2010) Effect of plasma surface modification on the biocompatibility of UHMWPE, Biomedical Materials, accepted.
  3. Ewald A, Helmschrott K, Mehrban N, Grover LM and Gbureck U (2011) Effect of cold-setting calcium and magnesium matrices on protein expression in osteoblastic cells, Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, 96B(2), pp. 326-332.
  4. Mehrban N, Hunt N, Smith AM and Grover LM (2009) A comparative study of iota-carrageenan, kappa-carrageenan and alginate hydrogels as tissue engineering scaffolds, in Williams PA, Phillips GO, Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry 15, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge University Press, 2009 [ISBN (print): 978-1-84755-199-3].