Matthew Dalby

Matthew John Dalby FRSE is Professor of Cell Engineering at the University of Glasgow.[1] His research is focused on mesenchymal stem cell interactions with nanotopography,[2][3] with particular focus on the use of metabolomics,[4] to study mechanotransduction.[5]

Matthew Dalby
Born (1972-10-19) 19 October 1972
Alma materQueen Mary University of London
Known fornanotopography, cell-material interface
Scientific career
Fieldsbiomaterials, mesenchymal stem cells, tissue engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of Glasgow
ThesisHydroxyapatite/polyethylene composite: an in vitro study of osteoblast response to composition and topography (2001)
Doctoral advisorWilliam Bonfield, Lucy Di Silvio
Other academic advisorsAdam Curtis
WebsiteProfessor Matthew Dalby Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment

He was part of a team, led by Prof Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, who developed bone growth technology that was used in Eva the Large Münsterländer to save her leg from amputation [6].

He completed his PhD in Biomedical Materials at Queen Mary University of London in 2001. He has an h-index of 61.[7]


  2. McNamara, L. E.; McMurray, R. J.; Biggs, M. J. P.; Kantawong, F.; Oreffo, R. O. C.; Dalby, M. J. (2010). "Nanotopographical Control of Stem Cell Differentiation". Journal of Tissue Engineering. 1 (1): 120623. doi:10.4061/2010/120623. ISSN 2041-7314. PMC 3042612. PMID 21350640.
  3. Dalby, Matthew J.; Gadegaard, Nikolaj; Tare, Rahul; Andar, Abhay; Riehle, Mathis O.; Herzyk, Pawel; Wilkinson, Chris D. W.; Oreffo, Richard O. C. (2007). "The control of human mesenchymal cell differentiation using nanoscale symmetry and disorder". Nature Materials. 6 (12): 997–1003. doi:10.1038/nmat2013. ISSN 1476-1122. PMID 17891143.
  4. "Professor Matthew Dalby". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  5. McMurray RJ, Dalby MJ, Tsimbouri PM (May 2015). "Using biomaterials to study stem cell mechanotransduction, growth and differentiation" (PDF). Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 9 (5): 528–39. doi:10.1002/term.1957. PMID 25370612.
  7. "Matthew Dalby". Google Scholar. Retrieved 1 Nov 2018.
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