Team

The Cellular Mechanobiology Lab started its activity at the University of Glasgow in October 2019, within the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment. If you are interested in joining the Lab, or you want additional information, please feel free to contact us via email.

Massimo Vassalli
Massimo Vassalli
Staff (Reader)

Head of the Lab, Mechanobiology enthusiast, biophysicist

massimo.vassalli@glasgow.ac.uk
Anna Maria Kapetanaki
Anna Maria Kapetanaki
PhD student

lifETIME CDT PhD student, Interested in mechanobiology. Project: Label-free physical biomarkers for cell sorting

2454721k@student.gla.ac.uk
Camilla Romagnoli
Camilla Romagnoli
PhD student

Project: Mechanobiology of senescent cells

c.romagnoli.1@research.gla.ac.uk
David Blackburn
David Blackburn
MEng student

Project: Plant-based scaffolds for use in tissue engineering

2322483b@student.gla.ac.uk
Giuseppe Ciccone
Giuseppe Ciccone
PhD student

keen in cellular biomechanics and mechanobiology

g.ciccone.1@research.gla.ac.uk
Katerina Panagiotidi
Katerina Panagiotidi
MSc student

Project: Cytoskeletal organisation and Piezo1: visualisation through a cell transfection approach

2597666P@student.gla.ac.uk
Mariana Azevedo Gonzalez Oliva
Mariana Azevedo Gonzalez Oliva
Guest

PhD student with Prof Salmeron-Sanchez, actively collaborating with the CML for the study of Piezo1 mechanosensitivity

m.azevedo-gonzalez-oliva.1@research.gla.ac.uk
Marta Cubero Sarabia
Marta Cubero Sarabia
PhD student

Project: Remote mechanical stimulation of stem cells for osteochondral regenerative therapy

2496511c@student.gla.ac.uk
Martina Zambito
Martina Zambito
Visiting student

Biotechnologist studying the role of Piezo1 in neuronal mechanosensation; PhD student at the University of Genova, Italy

2708722z@student.gla.ac.uk
 Sabah Sardar
Sabah Sardar
PhD student

Project: Identification of label-free biomarkers in visceral myopathy

2078317s@student.gla.ac.uk
Yiannis Vardakis
Yiannis Vardakis
PDRA

Simulation-driven microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design for the purpose of calibrating nanoindentation tools. Interested in mechanobiology and organ-level computational modelling.

IoannisChristoforos.Vardakis@glasgow.ac.uk

Alumni

We are particularly grateful to all the scientists who participated in the activities of the Cellular Mechanobiology Lab in recent years, and we wish them a great future career.