Dr Emily Pyne


Teaching Fellow in Biomedical Science

Role at Hull York Medical School

I am a Teaching Fellow in Biomedical Science with the Centre for Biomedicine. I contribute teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate modules for the biomedical sciences programme.


I completed my bachelor's and master's degrees at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA, USA. In 2018 I started a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hull with a focus on cancer biology. I took on a part-time teaching fellowship with the HYMS Centre for Biomedicine in the final year of my studies and transitioned to full-time teaching following the completion of my PhD.


My research focused on investigating the effects of interstitial fluid flow on cancer cell biology and behaviour in the tumour microenvironment using a microfluidic spheroid-on-chip device. My research interests more generally include biomechanical cues and hypoxia in the tumour microenvironment, as well as the use of microfluidics and organ-on-chip technologies for biomedical research.


I am the module lead for Human Physiology and I contribute to teaching on modules in the undergraduate and postgraduate biomedical sciences programmes including Skills for Biomedical and Forensic Scientists (level 4), Molecular Genetics and Proteomics (level 5), Biological Basis of Disease (level 5), Cellular Pathology (level 6), and Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences (level 7).