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Dr Cynthia Wong

Position: Res Fellow-3D Macroporous Scaffolds
Phone: +61 3 522 72208
Campus: G


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


  • PhD, University of Melbourne (2001)
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne (1996)

Relevant employment history:

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

A list of the ten most significant relevant publications for the last five years:

  1. Wong CS, Sgarioto M, Owida A, Yang W, Rosenfeldt F and Morsi YS. Polyethyleneterephthalate provides superior retention of endothelial cells during shear stress compare to polytetrafluoroethylene and pericardium. Heart, Lung and Circulation (2006); 15(6): 371-377.
  2. Li Y, Xiong J, Wong CS, Hodgson PD and Wen C. Ti6Ta4Sn Alloy and Subsequent Scaffolding for Bone Tissue Engineering. Tissue Eng. Part A (2009); 15(10): 3151-3159.
  3. Tang Y, Wong C, Wang H, Sutti A, Kirkland M, Wang X and Lin T. Three-dimensional tissue scaffolds from interbonded poly(ε-caprolactone) fibrous matrices with controlled porosity. Tissue Eng. Part C (2011); 17(2): 209-218.
  4. Ding Y, Wang J, Wong CS, Halley PJ and Guo Q. Synthesis, characterization and biocompatibility of novel biodegradable cross-linked co-polymers based on poly(propylene oxide) diglycidylether and polyethylenimine. J Biomater Sci Polym Ed (2011); 22(4-6): 457-73.

University recorded publications

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