Dr Zahra Rattray

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Chancellor's research fellow and lecturer in Drug Delivery I am interested in the interplay between drugs (small molecule, peptide, and monoclonal antibodies), and their formulation characteristics with biological systems. Understanding this interplay can lead to designing new drugs for targeting various cancer types and help overcome biological barriers to delivering drugs. I utilize a combination of new analytical technologies and multidisciplinary science to drive this understanding. My lab is also interested in applying new technologies to understanding the biological drivers of cancer and SLE. When I am not doing science, I am passionate about outreach and inspiring future scientists.


Tumor tissue-specific biomarkers of colorectal cancer by anatomic location and stage
Cai Yuping, Rattray Nicholas J W, Zhang Qian, Mironova Varvara, Santos-Neto Alvaro, Hsu Kuo Shun, Muca Engjel, Rosen Vollmar Ana K, Hsu Kuo-Shun, Rattray Zahra, Cross Justin R, Zhang Yawei, Batty Philip B, Khan Sajid A, Johnson Caroline H
Metabolites Vol 10 (2020)
Novel application of synchrotron x-ray computed tomography for ex-vivo imaging of subcutaneously-injected polymeric microsphere suspension formulations
Patterson Claire, Murphy Dean, Irvine Sarah, Connor Leigh, Rattray Zahra
Pharmaceutical Research Vol 37 (2020)
Sex differences in colon cancer metabolism reveal a novel subphenotype
Cai Yuping, Rattray Nicholas J W, Zhang Qian, Mironova Varvara, Santos-Neto Alvaro, Hsu Kuo-Shun, Rattray Zahra, Cross Justin R, Zhang Yawei, Paty Philip B, Khan Sajid A, Johnson Caroline H
Scientific Reports Vol 10 (2020)
Metabolic dysregulation in vitaminĀ E and carnitine shuttle energy mechanisms associate with human frailty
Rattray Nicholas JW, Trivedi Drupad K, Xu Yun, Chandola Tarani, Johnson Caroline H, Marshall Alan D, Mekli Krisztina, Rattray Zahra, Tampubolon Gindo, Vanhoutte Bram, White Iain R, Wu Frederick CW, Pendleton Neil, Nazroo James, Goodacre Royston
Nature Communications Vol 10 (2019)
Evaluation of temporal aggregation processes using spatial intensity distribution analysis
Rattray Zahra, Zindy Egor, Buzza Karen M, Pluen Alain
Protein Self-Assembly (2019) (2019)
A DNA-damaging lupus autoantibody synergizes with PARP inhibitors against DNA repair-deficient tumor cells
Rattray Zahra, Patel Jaymin M, Noble Phillip W, Dubljevic Valentina, Greenwood Deanne L, Campbell James A, Hansen James E
Cancer Research Vol 78, pp. 2773 (2018)

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Professional activities

CELL & GENE THERAPY:from concept to medicinal use
Meet our Scientist(s)
Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2) (External organisation)
STEM Equals
Deadlier colon cancer develops differently in women and men

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Development and preclinical validation of novel PAR2 inhibitors for the treatment of Osteoarthritis
McIntosh, Kathryn (Principal Investigator) Crilly, Anne (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Craig (Co-investigator) Plevin, Robin (Co-investigator) Rattray, Zahra (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Resonant Mass Measurement (Archimedes)
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator)
ECR EPSRC Equipment Award
Transformative Technologies for Nanomedicine Characterization Centre for Doctoral Training
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Edkins, Robert (Principal Investigator) Van de Linde, Sebastian (Principal Investigator) Sandison, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Henrich, Oliver (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Obiora, Chukwuebuka Richard
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Drummond, Robert (Co-investigator) Seib, Philipp (Co-investigator) Obiora, Chukwuebuka Richard (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Silencing KPNA2: A Druggable Target Against Breast Cancer?
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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