Lee Reed

Lee Reed

Role: Laboratory Manager Email: lee.reed@newcastle.ac.uk


After graduating from Sunderland University with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical sciences in 2011, the enjoyment I had from completing my undergraduate dissertation - "A microbiological assessment into the constituents of bottled mineral water", pushed me to further a career in science. I joined the Comparative Biology Centre at Newcastle as a technician in 2011 before being offered technical role within the movement laboratory in 2012 as part of the Institute of Neuroscience (ION). Working as part of a core team of technicians contributing to work in neurodegenerative disease in both in vivo and in vitro models.

I joined the Newcastle Fibrosis Research Group in February 2015 to take over the vacancy of Laboratory Technical Manager, I work closely with Project administrator Jeremy Domis and Secretary Ellen Carey to ensure the smooth day to day functioning of this extremely busy research group. I am responsible for the management and record keeping of all laboratory equipment, including repairs, calibration, validation, dealing with breakdowns and supervision of service engineers, I'm the first point of call for all laboratory procurement. I am also responsible for all aspects of health and safety, writing COSSH, BIOCOSSH, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and inducting new members of staff. I am the person designate for NFRGs HTA tissue bank which is held on site. My research interests include primarily optimisation of Precision cut liver slices (PCLS) and use in a novel, patented bioreactor system. I am fully competent in a range of techniques including Precision cut tissue slices, ELISA, RNA isolation, qPCR, Cell culture, fluorescent & bright field microscopy and image analysis.


  • BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences - Sunderland University (2011).