Dr Nadia Hammad
Technical Services Assistant Manager
Clinical Skills Resource Centre
As the Technical Services Assistant Manager of the Clinical Skills Resource Centre (CSRC). My primary role is to provide technical support for the College of Medicine and Health's teaching activities within the CSRC and simulated nursing ward at the Heavitree hospital site.
Working closely with the teaching staff and the Clinical Skills Technical Services team, we deliver hands-on support for the practical skills-based learning of undergraduate students, both within the CSRC and the simulated nursing ward, delivering a safe and efficient working environment for the students.
Alkhouli (Née Hammad), N, et al. The mechanical properties of human adipose tissues and their relationships to the structure and composition of the extracellular matrix. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 305 12: E1427-1435, 2013.
Robb JL, Hammad NA, Weightman Potter PG, Chilton JK, Beall C, Ellacott KLJ. The metabolic response to inflammation in astrocytes is regulated by nuclear factor-kappa B signaling. Glia. 2020;1–18. https://doi.org/10. 1002/glia.23835
PhD Medical studies (2010 - 2015)
Study of human adipose tissue and its physical properties
Investigating the mechanical properties of human adipose tissue and their structural bases using novel biophysics techniques, including tensile testing and multiphoton microscopy (CARS, TPF, SHG).
BSc in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Exeter (2006-2010)
Research project: Organoruthenium chemistry: Ligand Substitution Reactions of [RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3]
Investigating the preparation of ruthenium complexes that have the potential of displaying anticancer properties.
Understanding the role of 18kDa Translocator protein (TSPO) in the regulation of energy homeostasis in mice.
Investigating metabolism and inflammation in murine bone marrow derived macrophages (BMDMs) and the role of TSPO.
Hydrogen sulfide as a novel guardian of the retinal vascular endothelial glycocalyx; new therapeutic opportunities.
Investigating the use of slow release hydrogen sulphide donors for protection of the retinal endothelial glycocalyx from diabetes-associated degradation
Platelet–tumour cell interactions: potential role in metastasis of primary lung tumours to the brain.
Investigating the effect of previously identified lung tumour secreted proteins on platelet activation / aggregation and whether these same proteins induce aggregation of lung tumour cells and platelets.