Dr Cassi Henderson
Cassi Henderson is a Research Associate in the Complex Additive Materials group of Dr. Sebastian Pattinson. Her research interest is in the design and development of innovative solutions for the manufacture of affordable medical technology with an emphasis on local production in resource limited settings. She has previous industrial experience in product design and innovation consulting for a range of technologies centred on healthcare. Cassi completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge as a joint student of the Analytical Biotechnology group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing group, under the supervision of Dr Lisa Hall and Dr Ronan Daly. Her work focused on the integration of functional materials, assay development and manufacturing design to enable biosensors to be produced for affordable, rapid, and point-of-care detection of diseases. Prior to starting her PhD, Cassi received her BSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a Masters in Bioscience Enterprise at the University of Cambridge, focusing on the commercialization of early stage medical technologies.