Surgery Projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Srujana Sahebjada
A/Prof Mark Daniel
Srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au
A global approach to combat keratoconus PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Geraldine Mitchell
Dr Kiryu Yap
gmitchell@svi.edu.au
kyap@svi.edu.au
Bio-engineering complex next generation human liver organoids PhD, Honours
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Professor Peter Choong
Dr Cathal OConnell

BioFabrication of the osteo-chondral interface using multimodal 3D bioprinting Honours, 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, 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
Controlled mechanical stimulation for cartilage regeneration modelling with 3D bioprinting techniques PhD, 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, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O'Connell
oconnell.c@unimelb.edu,au
Diffusion properties in hydrogel materials PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research
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
Electrical Impedance changes during cochlear implantation Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
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, Honours
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Tara Karnezis
tkarnezis@svi.edu.au
Gene signatures of the ‘lymphaticome’ PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Zhichao Wu
A/Prof Gang Chen
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Glaucoma Outcome Measure for Cost-Effectiveness and Quality-of-Life Evaluations PhD
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
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, Honours, 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, Masters by Research, Honours
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
Manipulation of cochlear implant to reverse insertion trauma Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Shiang (Max) Lim
Dr Jarmon Lees
maxlim@unimelb.edu.au
jlees@svi.edu.au
Modelling diabetic-induced cardiomyopathy using human cardiac organoids PhD, Master of Biomedical Science
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, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, 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
Patterns of Electrocochleography drops in cochlear implant recipients Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Stanley Stylli
sstylli@unimelb.edu.au
Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Prof Alistair Royse
Prof Colin Royse
Alistair.Royse@unimelb.edu.au
Colin.Royse@unimelb.edu.au
Sternal ultrasound assessment of plate vs. wire fixation Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
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, Masters by Research, Honours
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, Masters by Research, Honours
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
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Stanley Stylli
sstylli@unimelb.edu.au
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research, Honours
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, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research, Honours, 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, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema
Prof Stephen O'Leary
sudanthi.wijewickrema@unimelb.edu.au
sjoleary@unimelb.edu.au
Virtual reality and surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science