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Materials Engineering & Material-Tissue Interactions

Division C - Department of Engineering

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr Rasha Rezk

Dr Rasha Rezk

Research Associate

Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College


Office Phone: +44-(0)1223-762447

Subject groups/Research projects

Brain Cancer Cell Mechanobiology:

Research Interests

Rasha's research interests lie in cell mechanics with a particular focus on the relationship between glioblastoma adhesion strength and metastatic capacity. Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Although brain cancer is less common than other types of cancer, to date, glioblastoma remains incurable. Elucidating the relationship between the adhesion strength of these cells and metastatic capacity could potentially serve as a prognostic tool for initial screening of drug efficacy. Rasha  received her Master and PhD Degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Rasha is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She currently supervises first year undergraduate engineers on Materials (Part IA)  for four Cambridge Colleges; Caius (2014-), King’s (2014-), Robinson (2014-) and Wolfson College (2012-). In 2015, she became a Junior Research Fellow and a Director of Studies for Part I Engineering at Wolfson.