Dr Christopher McCormick

Senior Lecturer

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Biomedical Engineering Department.  I lead a multidisciplinary research team focused on the development of enhanced medical implants.    All of my research is carried out in collaoboration with academic colleagues drawn from pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and I have collaborations with a number of clinical groups and industry partners to help advance the more applied aspects of my programme.   

 

 

Publications

Characterising endothelial CaMKII oxidation in a cellular model of inflammation to investigate the therapeutic potential of a novel anti-oxidant stent coating
Longhorn Daniel, McCormick Christopher, Currie Susan
36th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research European Section International Society of Heart Research (2021)
Do we really understand how drug eluted from stents modulates arterial healing?
McQueen Alistair, Escuer Javier, Aggarwal Ankush, Kennedy Simon, McCormick Christopher, Oldroyd Keith, McGinty Sean
International Journal of Pharmaceutics Vol 601 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120575
Influence of vessel curvature and plaque composition on drug transport in the arterial wall following drug-eluting stent implantation
Escuer Javier, Aznar Irene, McCormick Christopher, Peña Estefanía, McGinty Sean, Martinez Miguel A
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology Vol 20, pp. 767-786 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-020-01415-3
Assessing the anti-oxidant capacity and therapeutic potential of a novel coronary artery stent coating
Longhorn Daniel, Currie Susan, McCormick Christopher
Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2021 (2021)
Coronary drug-eluting stents : still room for improvement?
McCormick Christopher, McKittrick Craig
Drug Delivery Devices and Therapeutic Systems Developments in Biomedical Engineering and Bioelectronics (2021) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819838-4.00010-9
Parallel development and characterisation of an anti-oxidant stent coating and an in vitro biological model for qualitative assessment
Longhorn Daniel, Currie Susan, McCormick Christopher
Heart Vol 106 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2020-SCF.5

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Teaching

I am the Director of the MSc Biomedical Engineering Programme.  I also teach on a variety of modules within the MSc/MEng/BEng Biomedical Engineering degree programmes.  My current contributions include:

 

BE911 Engineering Science (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

BE919 Research Methodology (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

BE903 Cardiovascular Devices (Coronary Stents and Vascular Grafts lectures)

BE901 Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

BE101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Module Coordinator and Lecturer)

I also supervise final year undergraduate research projects and MSc projects.

Research interests

I have a number of research interests which range from basic to applied research.  My current focus is on the development of cardiovascular and orthopaedic medical implants, which resist infection and integrate effectively with the surrounding cells and tissue. I am currently investigating the role that advanced polymer materials, novel drug delivery technologies, and intelligent monitoring systems have to play in this.  Of particular interest to me is the role that endogenous healing responses play in implant performance and how these might be modulated using regenerative medicine type approaches.  We are also exploring the mechanisms governing biofilm formation on medical implants and investigating how these might be inhibited through novel surface coatings. All of my research is carried out in multidisciplinary teams, with academic colleagues drawn from pharmacology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, and I have collaborations with a number of clinical groups and industry partners to help advance the more applied aspects of my programme.   

Professional activities

Scottish Cardiovascular Forum 2021
Participant
2021
British Society for Cardiovascular Research
Participant
2019
Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker
14/11/2018
Modelling & Experiments in Drug Delivery Systems
Member of programme committee
3/9/2018
Optimising Coronary Stent Design: a multidisciplinary challenge
Speaker
11/2017
PhD External Examiner
Examiner
31/10/2017

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Projects

University of Strathclyde Interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Duncan, Katherine (Co-investigator) McCormick, Christopher (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Dunphy, Raymond David (Post Grad Student) Riordan, Lily (Post Grad Student) Lasserre, Perrine (Post Grad Student)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
Advanced Manufacturing for Vascular Grafts
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2018 - 02-Jan-2022
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Blood Vessels
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Macdonald, Alexander
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) McCormick, Christopher (Co-investigator) Sakata, Shuzo (Co-investigator) Macdonald, Alexander (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Williamson, Paul
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Grant, Mary (Co-investigator) McCormick, Christopher (Co-investigator) Williamson, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Bradley, Craig
Sandison, Mairi (Principal Investigator) McCormick, Christopher (Co-investigator) Bradley, Craig (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022

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Address

Biomedical Engineering
Wolfson Building

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