Alisha Chhatwal

Alisha Chhatwal

Role: Research Technician


Having recently graduated from Durham University with a PhD in Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering, I briefly worked as a project manager for Procter and Gamble before joining the Fibrosis Research Group in November 2016 as a research technician. I currently work with precision-cut lung slices as a model for lung fibrosis, in particular focussing on the application of such models in pre-clinical drug screening for pharmaceutical collaborators.


  • PhD. Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Durham University; 2011-2015)
  • MSc. Drug Discovery and Pharmacology (University College London; 2009-2010)
  • BSc. Biochemistry with Psychology (Royal Holloway University of London; 2006-2009)

Conferences, Talks & Presentations

  • European Society of Biomaterials; Krakow, Poland (August 2015) [Poster]
  • Gordon Research Conference: Fibronectin, Integrins, and Related Molecules; Tuscany, Italy (May 2015) [Poster]
  • Tissue and Cell Engineering Society Annual Conference; Newcastle, UK (July 2014) [Presentation]
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society EU Congress; Genoa, Italy (June 2014) [Presentation]


  • Hayward, A.S., Tholozan, F.M.D., Chhatwal, A.K., Carnachan, R.J., Elsender, W., Cameron, N.L. & Przyborski, S.A. (2017). - Some 3D models are more equal than others: Characterisation of the effects of pore size on cell morphology, intracellular organisation and drug response in a well-known immortalised liver cell line grown on three-dimensional Alvetex polyHIPE substrate in vitro
  • Chhatwal, A. & Przyborski, S.A. (2014). - The effect of long-term 3D culture on cell morphology and behaviour. In eCM 28 (s4), p 22
  • Chhatwal, A., Mold, R. & Przyborski, S.A. (2012). Continual propagation of cells in three-dimensional culture. In eCM 23 (s4), p 75