John Hunt is Academic and Research lead at MTIF. His research centres on developing breakthrough therapies, devices and technology to repair, replace, augment and in the future regenerate diseased, infected and damaged tissues in humans and other mammals using material interventions.

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With over three decades of experience in developing and testing materials and cellular therapies I’m very excited to be part of MTIF. The innovation facilities that it offers will drive the delivery of next generation therapies to meet the increasing demands made on healthcare

Professor John Hunt

Current Research Areas & Activities

The Cellular Response to Implanted Materials

Tissue Engineering in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo

Medical Materials including living materials (deriving and applying progenitor cells)

Diagnostics and health monitoring

Specialises in

Cellular and molecular mechanisms related to the clinical outcome and efficacy of medical devices including biocompatibility, inflammation and stem cell biology

Tissue engineering focussed on material implantation

Primary cell sourcing and controlling cell function

Controlling extracellular matrix interactions, angiogenesis, inflammation, and tissue regeneration

Selected Publications

Rogers, E.H. Fawcett, S.A.Pekovic-Vaughan V. Hunt J.A. Comparing Circadian Dynamics in Primary Derived Stem Cells from Different Sources of Human Adult Tissue. Stem Cells International Volume 2017 (2017), https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2057168

Chen, R. Curran, J.M. Pu, F. Zhuola, Z.A. Bayon, Y. Hunt, J.A. In vitro response of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) to collagen films treated with cold plasma. Polymers Volume 9, Issue 7, 29 June 2017, DOI: 10.3390/polym9070254

Aine Devlin-Mullin, Naomi M. Todd, Zahra Golrokhi, Hua Geng, Moritz A. Konerding, Nigel G. Ternan, John A. Hunt, Richard J. Potter, Chris Sutcliffe, Eric Jones, Peter D. Lee, Christopher A. Mitchell. Atomic Layer Deposition of a Silver Nanolayer on Advanced Titanium Orthopedic Implants Inhibits Bacterial Colonization and Supports Vascularized de Novo Bone Ingrowth. Advanced Healthcare Materials. March 2017. 1700033. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201700033