Dr Cynthia Wong

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2001

Contact

cynthia.wong@deakin.edu.au
+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

Scaffolds

Publications

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2016

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

journal

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

journal

Enrichment of cellulosic waste hemp (Cannabis sativa) hurd into non-toxic microfibres

Miss Reinu Abraham, Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Munish Puri

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-13, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2015

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

journal
2014

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

journal
2013

Elastin and collagen enhances electrospun aligned polyurethane as scaffolds for vascular graft

Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Xin Liu, Dr Zhiguang Xu, Prof Tong Lin, Prof Xungai Wang

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 1865-1874, Journal of materials science: materials in medicine, New York, N. Y., C1

journal
2012

Biofunctionalization of 3D nylon 6,6 scaffolds using a two-step surface modification

Dr Edin Nuhiji, Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Prof Tong Lin, Prof Mark Kirkland, Prof Xungai Wang

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 2912-2919, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Enhanced cell growth using non-woven scaffolds of multilobal fibres

Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Edin Nuhiji, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Mr Graeme Keating, Dr Xin Liu, Prof Mark Kirkland, Prof Xungai Wang

(2012), Vol. 82, pp. 1371-1381, Textile research journal, London, England, C1

journal

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

journal

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

journal
2011

Three-dimensional tissue scaffolds from interbonded poly(e-caprolactone) fibrous matrices with controlled porosity

Ms Yanwei Tang, Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Hong Wang, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Prof Mark Kirkland, Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Tong Lin

(2011), Vol. 17, pp. 209-217, Tissue engineering. Part C. methods, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal

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

journal
2010

Cytotoxicity of titanium and titanium alloying elements

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

(2010), Vol. 89, pp. 493-497, Journal of dental research, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal
2009

Bioactivating the surfaces of titanium by sol-gel process

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

(2009), Vol. 614, pp. 67-71, Materials science forum, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal

In vitro cytotoxicity of binary TI alloys for bone implants

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

(2009), Vol. 618-619, pp. 295-298, Materials science forum, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal

Ti6Ta4Sn alloy and subsequent scaffolding for bone tissue engineering

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

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 3151-3159, Tissue engineering part A, Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal

Degradation of the strength of porous titanium after alkali and heat treatment

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

(2009), Vol. 485, pp. 316-319, Journal of alloys and compounds, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2008

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

journal

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

conference
2007

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

chapter

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

journal

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

journal
2006

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

conference

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

journal
2005

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

journal
2004

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

journal
2003

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

journal

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

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Short silk nanofibre based 3D scaffolds with enhanced biomimicry

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Cynthia Wong, Prof Mark Kirkland

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2017: $16,941
  • 2016: $166,908
  • 2015: $164,634
  • 2014: $81,124

Industry and Other Funding

Short silk nanofibre based 3D scaffolds with enhanced biomimicry

Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Alessandra Sutti, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Cynthia Wong, Prof Mark Kirkland

  • 2016: $70,000
  • 2015: $70,000

Production of neurotrophic factors by umbilical cord blood cells - Scholarship Jasmine Cleminson

Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Julie Sharp, Prof Mark Kirkland

  • 2016: $21,485
  • 2015: $31,031

Development of bioreactor for cell expansion

Dr Cynthia Wong, Dr Julie Sharp, Prof Mark Kirkland

  • 2016: $363,724
  • 2015: $414,952

Supervisions

Data will be available in 2017