Prof Martin KnightBEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA
Professor of Mechanobiology /
Network Co-Director & Chair of Funding Prioritisation Panel
School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London
+44 (0)20 7882 8868
Primary cilia, Mechanosignalling, Cell and Tissue Biomechanics, Cartilage, Osteoarthritis
I work on the development of organ-on-a-chip devices incorporating understanding of biomechanics and mechanobiology. I have a particular interest in models of cartilage injury and osteoarthritis and cancer. I am interested in using organ-on-a-chip models to understanding the fundamental interaction between primary cilia, inflammation and mechanical stimuli.
Seeking expertise in endothelial cell models and fluid shear forces, and industrial collaboration to develop and test models of joint disease and cancer.