Rhiannon graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2019, where her PhD focussed on bioactive scaffolds for liver tissue engineering. Since then, she has worked in microfluidics for the extraction of nucleic acid biomarkers of liver disease, and now is working on innovative solutions for corneal tissue engineering as part of the Chemelot EyeSciTe project. Prior to her PhD, Rhiannon worked in the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service in Cell Therapies, treating cancer patients with stem and T-cell transplants. She has a background in human clinical genetics, and has also worked in Neuroscience research.
Rhiannon’s current work focuses on developing new devices, scaffolds and 3D environments for tissue engineering – bringing together her biological, clinical and engineering expertise to provide tools for researchers and clinicians.