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Research focus

Mitch is investigating the bioassembly of living tissues using specific cell types, biocompatible hydrogels and 3D biofabrication technologies. He controls the delivery of growth factors and other stimuli, with the aim of finding an ideal environment for tissue regeneration.

He is supervised by Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Dr Khoon Lim, Professor Gary Hooper, Dr Gabriella Lindberg and Dr Steven Cui.

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Cui, X., Alcala-Orozco, C. R., Baer, K., Li, J., Murphy, C. A., Durham, M., Lindberg, G., Hooper, G. J., Lim, K. S., & Woodfield, T. B. F. (2022). 3D bioassembly of cell-instructive chondrogenic and osteogenic hydrogel microspheres containing allogeneic stem cells for hybrid biofabrication of osteochondral constructs. Biofabrication, 14(3), 034101. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/ac61a3

Lindberg, G. C. J., Cui, X., Durham, M., Veenendaal, L., Schon, B. S., Hooper, G. J., Lim, K. S., & Woodfield, T. B. F. (2021). Probing multicellular tissue fusion of cocultured spheroids: A 3D-bioassembly model. Advanced Science, 8(22), 2103320. doi: 10.1002/advs.202103320

Cui, X., Li, J., Hartanto, Y., Durham, M., Tang, J., Zhang, H., Hooper, G., Lim, K., & Woodfield, T. (2020). Advances in extrusion 3D bioprinting: A focus on multicomponent hydrogel-based bioinks. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 9, 1901648. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201901648

Cui, X., Durham, M., Li, J., Aldrich, E., Lim, K., & Woodfield, T. (2018, December). Improving chondrogenesis of equine umbilical cord blood-mesenchymal stem cell in three-dimensional hydrogel by synergistic control of chemical and mechanical cues. Verbal presentation at the 41st Scientific Meeting of the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ), Auckland, New Zealand.

Ware, B. R., Durham, M. J., Monckton, C. P., & Khetani, S. R. (2018). A cell culture platform to maintain long-term phenotype of primary human hepatocytes and endothelial cells. Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 25(3), 187-207. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmgh.2017.11.007