Surgery Projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Professor Mingguang He
mingguang.he@unimelb.edu.au
Artificial intelligence in ophthalmology: from data to algorithm and real-world application PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Professor Mingguang He
mingguang.he@unimelb.edu.au
Artificial intelligence system to detect eye and cardiovascular diseases PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Serena Duchi
Dr Carmine Onofrillo
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
Biofabrication of an in vitro 3D osteosarcoma model PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Professor Peter Choong
Dr Cathal OConnell

BioFabrication of the osteo-chondral interface using multimodal 3D bioprinting Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O'Connell
oconnell.c@unimelb.edu.au
Bioink development for cartilage tissue engineering Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
Cartilage regeneration for in surgical 3D bioprinting PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
CASE: Cartilage Analytic Screening Environment PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
Controlled mechanical stimulation for cartilage regeneration modelling with 3D bioprinting techniques PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O'Connell
oconnell.c@unimelb.edu.au
Design of tensile strength tests for very soft materials PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O'Connell
oconnell.c@unimelb.edu.au
Development of mechanical testing protocols for very soft tissues PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Raymond Wong
wongcb@unimelb.edu.au
Development of regenerative therapy for photoreceptor losses using cellular reprogramming technology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O'Connell
oconnell.c@unimelb.edu,au
Diffusion properties in hydrogel materials PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
Dynamic microfluidic in vitro differentiation of stem cells for cartilage regeneration in surgical 3D bioprinting PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Zhichao Wu
Prof Robyn Guymer
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Enabling Treatment Trials of Atrophic Age-Related Macular Degeneration PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Geraldine Mitchell
Dr Anne Kong
gmitchell@svi.edu.au
akong@svi.edu.au
Engineering a tissue flap PhD students, Honours students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Zhichao Wu
A/Prof Laura Downie
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
ldownie@unimelb.edu.au
Evidence-Based Practice in the Management of Glaucoma Suspects PhD students
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Tara Karnezis
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Gene signatures of the ‘lymphaticome’ PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
carmine.onofrillo@unimelb.edu.au
serena.duchi@unimelb.edu.au
Generation of an ex vivo regeneration model for 3D bioprinting applications PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Srujana Sahebjada
A/Prof Mark Daniel
Srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au
Genome-wide expression profiling of keratoconus and non-keratoconus corneas Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Christofer Bester
Prof Stephen O'Leary
christofer.bester@unimelb.edu.au
sjoleary@unimelb.edu.au
How do we protect hearing with advanced cochlear implant electrode arrays? Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Christofer Bester
Prof Stephen O'Leary
christofer.bester@unimelb.edu.au
sjoleary@unimelb.edu.au
Impedance triggered therapeutic intervention after cochlear implantation PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Professor Mingguang He
mingguang.he@unimelb.edu.au
Improved early diagnosis of eye diseases by integration of retinal photography and artificial intelligence to build an opportunistic screening service in metro, regional and remote primary care settings PhD students, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Shiang (Max) Lim
Dr Jarmon Lees
maxlim@unimelb.edu.au
jlees@svi.edu.au
Investigating cardiovascular disease in Friedreich's ataxia using human induced pluripotent stem cells PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Niall Corcoran
Professor Christopher Hovens
niallmcorcoran@gmail.com
cbhovens@gmail.com
Investigating the link between phenotype change and treatment resistance in prostate cancer PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Andrea Bowyer
andrea.bowyer@unimelb.edu.au
Leveraging the power of the digital PostopQRS Registry to determine patient and clinical influences on ultimate quality of postoperative recovery. Honours students
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Doctor Shiang Lim
Doctor Jarmon Lees
mlim@svi.edu.au
jlees@svi.edu.au
Modelling cardiovascular diseases using human cardiac organoids PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Tom Edwards
Dr Lauren Ayton
thomas.edwards@unimelb.edu.au
layton@unimelb.edu.au
Ocular gene therapy: the new era of blindness prevention PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Prof Stephen O'Leary
Dr Katie Ozdowska
sjoleary@unimelb.edu.au
katie.ozdowska@unimelb.edu.au
Otitis Media (Ear Infection) in Indigenous Australians Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Andrea Bowyer
andrea.bowyer@unimelb.edu.au
PostopQRS Registry Honours students
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O'Connell
oconnell.c@unimelb.edu.au
Probing the complexity of cartilage using the Atomic Force Microscope Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital A/Prof Peter van Wijngaarden
peterv@unimelb.edu.au
Satellite imaging technology to detect the early signs of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease in the retina PhD students
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Zhichao Wu
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Taking the “Guesswork” Out of Glaucoma Clinical Management with Novel Imaging PhD students
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Christopher Hovens
Associate Professor Niall Corcoran
cbhovens@gmail.com
niallmcorcoran@gmail.com
The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Rodney Luwor
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Hayden Eastwood
haydente@unimelb.edu.au
The role of endolymphatic hydrops after cochlear implantation Honours students
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Stanley Stylli
sstylli@unimelb.edu.au
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Rodney Luwor
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
rshayan@svi.edu.au
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Understanding the genetic basis of lipedema PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Christofer Bester
Prof Stephen O'Leary
christofer.bester@unimelb.edu.au
sjoleary@unimelb.edu.au
Understanding the hearing loss caused by cochlear implantation Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
rshayan@svi.edu.au
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis
rshayan@svi.edu.au
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Srujana Sahebjada
A/Prof Mark Daniel
srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au
Using Artificial Intelligence to improve the diagnostic predictions of corneal topography machines for Keratoconus subjects PhD students, Honours students