Dr. Sam Flaherty

Research Associate



Sam attained a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Brighton in 2017. During his final year project, he explored the formation of in vitro pancreatic pseudo-islets for the transplantation into type 1 diabetes patients. Sam remained at the University of Brighton and began a PhD studentship in the Sensory Neuroscience laboratory, funded by the EPSRC. His research investigated the bioengineering of auditory devices to improve cochlear stimulation and intracochlear drug delivery in vivo. Sam joined the Nanomedicine laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working as an electrophysiologist. His research entails utilising graphene-based transistor arrays to monitor spreading depolarisations and neuronal activity post stroke in in vivo models.