Dr Cynthia Wong



Senior Research Fellow


Instit for Frontier Materials


Instit for Frontier Materials


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2001


+61 3 522 72208

Career highlights

2007 - present: Research Fellow, Deakin University
2004 - 2007: Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology
2002 - 2004: Research Fellow, Children's Cancer Institute Australia, Sydney

Research interests

Dr Wong's background is in biomedical science, focusing on animal studies and cell biology. Recently, Dr. Wong's research focus has been on tissue engineering, investigating the use of porous polymeric and metallic scaffolds for biomedical applications. She collaborates with various research groups working in areas such as bone tissue engineering, wound healing and mammary cell biology. Her area of interest is in the cardiovascular area; specifically, examining the interactions of vascular cells and improving cellular attachment on polymeric scaffolds so that an enhanced synthetic vascular graft can be created.

Current projects

Novel polyurethane scaffolds for vascular grafts

Knowledge areas

Tissue culture



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Synthesis and self-assembly behaviour of poly(Nα-Boc-l-tryptophan)-block-poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(Nα-Boc-l-tryptophan)

Dr Andreea Voda, Dr Kevin Magniez, Dr Nisa Salim, Dr Cynthia Wong, Prof Qipeng Guo

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 24142-24153, RSC advances, London, Eng., C1


Impact of oxygen levels on human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell expansion

Dr Abhilasha Tiwari, Dr Cynthia Wong, Lakshmi P. Nekkanti, James A. Deane, Courtney McDonald, Graham Jenkin, Prof Mark Kirkland

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 1604-1613, Stem cells and development, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1


Medical textiles as vascular implants and their success to mimic natural arteries

Mr Charanpreet Singh, Dr Cynthia Wong, Prof Xungai Wang

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 500-525, Journal of functional biomaterials, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Ti-SrO metal matrix composites for bone implant materials

Mr Yu Wang, Dr Cynthia Wong, Cuie Wen, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Yuncang Li

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 5854-5861, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, London, Eng., C1


Biodegradable Mg-Zr-Ca alloys for bone implant materials

Dr Yuncang Li, Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Cui'E Wen, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 49-51, Materials technology, Leeds, U. K., C1


Apatite-coated three-dimensional fibrous scaffolds and their osteoblast response

Ms Yanwei Tang, Dr Yan Zhao, Dr Cynthia Wong, Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Tong Lin

(2012), Vol. 101A, pp. 674-683, Journal of biomedical materials research : Part A, New York, N.Y., C1


Synthesis, characterization and biocompatibility of novel biodegradable cross-linked co-polymers based on poly(propylene oxide) diglycidylether and polyethylenimine

Prof Yunsheng Ding, Dr Jing Wang, Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Peter Halley, Prof Qipeng Guo

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 457-473, Journal of biomaterials science - polymer edition, Leiden, Netherlands, C1


Current developments and future challenges for the creation of aortic heart valve

Prof Yosry Morsi, Dr Cynthia Wong

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-15, Journal of mechanics in medicine and biology, Singapore, C1


Endothelialisation and cell retention on gelation-chitosan coated electrospun polyurethane, poly (lactide-co-glycolide) and collagen-coated pericardium

S. S. Patel, Dr Cynthia Wong, Prof Yosry Morsi, Xiu Mei Mo, Chen Rui

(2008), pp. 233-236, FMST 2008 : Papers presented at the International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Science & Technology, Zug, Switzerland, E1-1


Virtual prototyping of biomanufacturing in medical applications conventional manufacturing processes for three-dimensional scaffolds

Prof Yosry Morsi, Dr Cynthia Wong, S. S. Patel

(2007), pp. 129-148, Virtual prototyping & bio manufacturing in medical applications, New York, N. Y., B1-1


Transient fluid–structure coupling for simulation of a trileaflet heart valve using weak coupling

Prof Yosry Morsi, William W Yang, Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Subrat Das

(2007), Vol. 10, pp. 96-103, Journal of artificial organs, Tokyo, Japan, C1-1


Development of a novel pulsatile bioreactor for tissue culture

Prof Yosry Morsi, William W Yang, Amal A Owida, Dr Cynthia Wong

(2007), Vol. 10, pp. 109-114, Journal of artificial organs, Tokyo, Japan, C1-1


Electrospinning of nanofibres for construction of vital organ replacements

Amal A Owida, Xiu Mei Mo, Dr Cynthia Wong, Prof Yosry Morsi

(2006), pp. 585-587, ICONN 2006 : International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 3-7 July 2006, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Canberra, A.C.T., E1-1


Polyethyleneterephthalate provides superior retention of endothelial cells during shear stress compared to polytetrafluoroethylene and pericardium

Dr Cynthia Wong, Melissa Sgarioto, Amal A Owida, William W Yang, Franklin L Rosenfeldt, Prof Yosry Morsi

(2006), Vol. 15, pp. 371-377, Heart, lung and circulation, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1


The influence of specific luminal factors on the colonic epithelium : high-dose butyrate and physical changes suppress early carcinogenic events in rats

Dr Cynthia Wong, Shomink Sengupta, Joe J Tjandra, Peter R Gibson

(2005), Vol. 48, pp. 549-559, Diseases of the colon and rectum, New York, N.Y., C1-1


PCTH : a novel orally active chelator of the aroylhydrazone class that induces iron excretion from mice

Dr Cynthia Wong, J C Kwok, Des R. Richardson

(2004), Vol. 1739, pp. 70-80, Biochimica et biophysica acta : international journal of biochemistry and biophysics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1


The trophic effect of dietary fibre is not associated with a change in total crypt number in the distal colon of rats

Dr Cynthia Wong, Peter R Gibson

(2003), Vol. 24, pp. 343-348, Carcinogenesis, Oxford, England, C1-1


β-Thalassaemia : emergence of new and improved iron chelators for treatment

Dr Cynthia Wong, Des R. Richardson

(2003), Vol. 35, pp. 1144-1149, The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology, New York, N. Y., C1-1