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Dr Raechelle D'Sa

Senior Lecturer in Antimicrobial Biomaterials Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng


Personal Statement

Raechelle completed her BSc (Honours) in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Toronto. She then went on to undertake a Masters in Organic Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University. This was followed by by a short break in academia, during which time she obtained industrial experience as a research chemist at a contract research company (TDA Research, Inc., Golden, CO, USA). She subsequently came to the UK to obtain her PhD in Biomaterials. Her dissertation was on the surface modification of medically relevant polymers for increased biocompatibility at the University of Ulster. She went on to carry out postdoctoral research focusing on the study of mammalian and bacterial cells with surfaces structured at the nanometer scale. She joined the University of Liverpool as a lecturer in July 2013.

Prizes or Honours

  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Bursary (IPEM, 2011)
  • Andrew Carnegie Research Fund (IOM3, 2011)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Bursary (RSC, 2011)
  • Best Poster Presentation at Nano-Molecular Analysis for Emerging Technologies IV Conference (NPL, 2010)
  • Best Oral Presentation at Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society meeting (Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society, 2009)
  • UKRC Technical Training Grant (UKRC, 2009)
  • Best Thesis Award-University of Ulster (University of Ulster, 2009)
  • Best Poster Presentation-Institute of Biology (Institute of Biology, 2007)
  • Best Poster Prize-Faculty of Engineering, University of Ulster (Faculty of Engineering, University of Ulster, 2007)
  • DePuy Student Award-NIBES meeting (NIBES, 2006)
  • Buhle Endowment Fellowship (Johns Hopkins University, 2002)
  • Arthur D. Chambers Memorial Fellowship (Johns Hopkins University, 2002)