Niamh Nowlan, Principal Investigator

Dr Niamh Nowlan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering of Imperial College London, UK. The research focus of her group is in the area of developmental biomechanics, with particular focus on fetal movements. There are two key research areas of interest; how mechanical forces induced by prenatal movements affect bone and joint…

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Yuming Huang, PhD Student

Yuming Huang is a PhD student, who started in the Developmental Biomechanics group in October 2017. His current research focuses on the abnormalities in foetal rib and spine development. Before joining the Developmental Biomechanics Group, he completed a MEng degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London in 2017.

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Devi Bridglal, PhD Student

Devi Bridglal is an PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering. She previously completed an MRes in Bioengineering in the Developmental Biomechanics group, during which her project focussed on the effect of movement on joint morphogenesis in the chick embryo model system. Prior to joining the Developmental Mechanics Lab, Devi graduated from the University of…

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Kaushik Mukherjee, Postdoctoral researcher

Kaushik Mukherjee joined the Developmental Biomechanics group in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. His research is investigating the role of prenatal movements in joint shape development using a mechanobiological simulation of growth and morphogenesis. The project is funded by European Research Council. Prior to joining the Developmental Biomechanics Lab, Kaushik completed his undergraduate (B.Tech)…

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Cristian Parisi, Postdoctoral Researcher

Cristian Parisi, Postdoctoral Research Associate, joined the group in 2017. His research focuses on the role of mechanical forces induced by prenatal movements in joint morphogenesis by using a mechanostimulation bioreactor for in vitro culture of an experimental model of prenatal limb explants. Prior to joining Imperial College, Dr Parisi graduated with honours in Materials…

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