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Martin Lee
University of Edinburgh
Institute of Materials and Processes
United Kingdom

The Elfick Group at the University of Edinburgh.


2006-present, PhD student, University of Edinburgh
2000-2004 BSc Biochemistry with Study in Industry, University of Bristol

Research Interests

I'm currenty in the first year of my PhD at the University of Edinburgh. I hope to study the effects of wear debris generated from implant material, particularly hips, on macrophage growth, morphology, motility and differentiation.


  1. Rachel M. Haywood, Martin Lee and Claire Linge. Synthetic melanin is a model for soluble natural eumelanin in UVA-photosensitised superoxide production, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, Volume 82, Issue 3, Current UVA research topics, 1 March 2006, Pages 224-235. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2005.12.007
  2. Ruud Zwart, Lisa M. Broad, Qian Xi, Martin Lee, Mirko Moroni, Isabel Bermudez and Emanuele Sher. 5-I A-85380 and TC-2559 differentially activate heterologously expressed α4β2 nicotinic receptors, European Journal of Pharmacology, Volume 539, Issues 1-2, , 6 June 2006, Pages 10-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2006.03.077
  3. Lisa M Broad, Ruud Zwart, Kathy Pearson, Martin Lee, Louise Wallace, Gordon Mc Phie, Renee Emkey, Sean Hollinshead, Colin Dell, Richard Baker, and Emanuele Sher. Identification and pharmacological profile of a new class of selective nicotinic acetylcholine receptor potentiators. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Theraputics, Fast Forward. Available online 31 May 2006. doi: 10.1124/jpet.106.104505