Sam Hollings


Originally I went to the University of Durham, to read a four year MPhys in Physics and Astronomy. I then worked in the NHS for a couple of years as an information analyst, afterwhich I began on the Doctoral Training Centre in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (DTCTERM). My first year (similar to a masters year) was spend at the University of Leeds, primarily studying biomaterials and their effects on human cells. This then lead into my project at the University of York studying how strontium bioactive glasses (made in the School of Dentistry), are affect human mesenchymal stem cells.

Research interests

I'm interested in biomaterials and tissue engineering, more specifically bioactive glasses and how these materials interact with human cells. My work primarily takes place at the University of York, where I'm a member of the Genever Lab group:


  • MPhys, Physics and Astronomy

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering