Dr Nick Hou

Before coming to Ireland, I obtained my Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Master’s in Biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. While I was conducting my PhD research at The University of Western Ontario, I was fascinated by the field of dentistry. Thus, now I’m currently completing my BDS here at UCC. I’m studying the biological distribution of melanin in basal and higher vertebrates through tissue histology and enzymatic extractions in Dr McNamara’s lab during the summer of 2017.


Nicholas Y. Hou, et al., 2016. Epoxy resin-based ultrafine dry powder coatings for implants. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133.

Nicholas Y. Hou, et al., 2015. Novel development of biocompatible coatings for bone implants. Coatings, 5, 737-757.

Nicholas Y. Hou, et al., 2014. Ultrafine Calcium-Titania-Polyester Dry Powder Coatings Promote Human Mesenchymal Cell Attachment and Biomineralization. Surface coating and technology, 251, 177-185.

Nicholas Hou, et al., 2014. Na+/K+-ATPase trafficking induced by stress pretreatment correlates with faster recovery from anoxic coma in locusts. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112, 814-823.

Nicholas Y. Hou, et al. (submitted). Human mesenchymal cell attachment, growth and biomineralization on calcium-enriched titania-polyester coatings.

Nicholas Y. Hou, et al. (submitted). Biological analysis of TGIC-free polymers for enhancing the biocompatibility and osteo-inductivity of orthopedic implants.