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Sharlayne Waller

Current Position                DPhil Student

College                             Wolfson College

Supervisor                         Dr. Hua (Cathy) Ye            

Contact Information           Institute of Biomedical Engineering
                                          Department of Engineering Science
                                          University of Oxford
                                          OX37DQ, UK

                                          +44 1865 617653


Research Interests

3D tissue construction and imaging (nerves, lungs, skin), biomaterial-cell interaction (neurons), bioreactor development (lung lobes).



Martin Booth, Patrick Salter, Bangshan Sun (Dynamic Optics and Photonics group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, OX13PJ, UK)




Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Yale University, USA, 2014)


Work Experience

2.5 month summer research assistant: investigated a novel DNA separation technique (Yale University, USA, 2011)

1 month summer research assistant: demonstrated the effect of a low and high glycaemic index diet on diabetic and wildtype mice (Scientific Research Council, Jamaica, 2014)

2 month demonstrating assistant: assisted in teaching during the lab sessions for the Tissue Engineering Coursework Module (University of Oxford, UK, 2015)


Awards and Scholarships

CRMI Studentship – Awarded to fund completion of a DPhil in the Oxford Tissue Engineering Group at the University of Oxford (2015)

Jamaica Scholarship (Female) – Awarded to the top Jamaican female performer in the national advanced proficiency examinations to fund study at the tertiary level (2010)


Conference Presentations

“How to Build a Brain: Engineering microscale features to control neural network patterning and connectivity”, Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Event (Oxford, UK, June 2015)

“Using Scanning Electron Microscopy at the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing”, Oxford LIMA New Users Conference (Oxford, UK, March 2015)