Dr. Noel Reynolds (Post Doc)

After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in NUI Galway in 2010, Noel began his PhD in the Biomedical Engineering department in NUIG with the title “Experimental and computational investigation of the active force generation of cells subjected to static and dynamic loading”. The PhD work involved designing and implementing novel in vitro experimental methodologies and state-of-the-art computational techniques to investigate the contribution of the actin cytoskeleton to the mechanical behaviour of cells. Noel is due to undergo his viva examination in December 2015. 

As part of his postdoctoral work Noel will perform in vitro experiments to examine the biomechanics involved in bone remodelling, with a view to understanding how mechanical cues lead to homeostatic imbalance in bone and diseases such as osteoporosis.