Staff profile - Cynthia Wong

Dr Cynthia Wong

Position: Senior Research Fellow
role description
Faculty or Division: Instit for Frontier Materials
Department: Instit for Frontier Materials
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72208 +61 3 522 72208



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2001

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


Knowledge areas

Tissue culture



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

Research page



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.
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.
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.
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.

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