Matthew Culbert

Matthew Culbert


I studied chemistry at the University of Leeds and graduated with a BSc and MChem in 2018. I have also achieved a MSc as part of my integrated PhD programme.

Research interests

My PhD is focused on the application of self-assembling peptides for nucleus augmentation. A self-assembling peptide is used with a naturally occuring glycosaminoclycan to form a hydrogel that mimics the properties of the healthy intervertebral disc. I am investigating the effect of small changes in the peptide primary structure on the material properties of the hydrogel and its suitability as a nucleus augmentation device. 

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  • MChem - University of Leeds
  • MSc - University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering