Full Name  Krystena Callaghan
Phone +44 (0)131 451 4748
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Address William Perkin Annex 1.0
Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS
United Kingdom


Krystena is the lab manager for the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (IB3), where ESRIC is based at Heriot-Watt University. Krystena has 5 years of experience in cell culture and since January 2015 manages the IB3 Tissue Culture Facilities. ESRIC users can use the facility to grow and treat their cells before imaging or they can send their cells to Krystena for her to culture and treat them prior to any experiments. This enables live cell imaging work to be carried out at optimal conditions within the facility and can be accessed a small weekly fee. Email Krystena for more information.

Relevant Publications:

  • C.Fox, P.Cocchiaro, F.Oakley, R.Howarth, K.Callaghan, J.Leslie, K.M.Wood, F.Genovese, N.S.Sheerin, A.Moles. Inhibition of lysosomal protease cathepsin D reduces renal fibrosis in murine chronic kidney disease. Scientific Reports, 6, (2016)
  • C. L. Wilson, D. Jurk, N. Fullard, P. Banks, A. Page, S. Luli, A. M. Elsharkawy, R. G. Gieling, J. Bagchi Chakraborty, C. Fox, C. Richardson, K. Callaghan, G. E. Blair, N. Fox, A. Lagnado, J. F. Passos, A. J. Moore, G. R. Smith, D. G. Tiniakos, J. Mann. NFκB1 is a suppressor of neutrophil-driven hepatocellular carcinoma. Nature Communications, 6, (2015)
  • D.R.George, K.Callaghan, J.H.Guy, O.A.E.Sparagano, Lack of prolonged activity of lavender essential oils as acaricides against the poultry red mite (Dermanyssusgallinae) under laboratory conditions. Research in Veterinary Science, 3, (2008)