Drs Stuart Jenkins & Chris Adams appointed to Lectureships
Drs Stuart Jenkins and Chris Adams were recently appointed to Lectureships in Neuroscience at the Keele Schools of Medicine and Life Sciences respectively. Both completed PhDs in Neural Tissue Engineering, at the Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) and went on to win prestigious EPRSC funded E-TERM (Engineering- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine fellowships) held at ISTM. Between them, they have won a number of prizes and published their work on the use of nanotechnology platforms for regenerative neurology, in leading journals such as ACS Nano, Nano Research, Journal of Controlled Release and Nanoscale.
Stuart and Chris expressed their delight at the opportunity to develop novel and independent programmes in the emergent area of Neural Tissue Engineering, stressing that the multidisciplinary research environment at Keele and expansion of neuroscience research had been a key attraction for them.
Chris has a strong interest in the development of reductionist experimental models, with a particular focus on exploring the utility of of the chick embryo model with real time imaging, for nanotechnology screening studies. Stuart is interested in neuroimmunomodulation, using intelligent biomaterial design to control the brain's immune response to nanomedicines and transplanted cells.