Fiona Leslie - Newcells

Retinal platform

An in vitro, light responsive, retinal model for accurate predictions of in vivo outcomes you can have confidence in.


Kidney platform

The most advanced near-physiological high throughput kidney proximal tubule cells (PTC) model to investigate drug transport modalities in vitro.

Lung epithelia model

Lung model

A model to investigate airway physiology, viral infection, drug safety and environmental impacts on lung airway epithelia.

Sinusoid iPSC-derived Liver model

Liver model

We are developing a model of liver sinusoid derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).

Fiona Leslie


Fiona studied Biomedical sciences at Newcastle University where she developed a keen interest in Immunology. This led her to undertake a MRes in Immunobiology and then move the University of Leeds to complete a PhD. Her project focussed on investigating the cellular signalling mechanisms of Glucocorticoids, in the context of inflammation and cancer. Fiona returned to the North East in Autumn 2021, to join the Lung Platform team at Newcells Biotech. In her spare time, Fiona enjoys exploring Northumberland with her dog.