Dr Abbas Shafiee

Honorary Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Dr Abbas Shafiee is stem cell scientist interested in developing new translational cell-based and tissue engineering approaches to treat cardiovascular disease and skin wounds.

Research Interests

  • Stem Cell Bioengineering
  • Hydrogels, Biomaterilas and Tissue Engineering
  • Wound healing

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology

Available Projects

  • Treatment of cutaneous scar after wounding or trauma has a significant emotional and social impact on the patients and represents a major health burden, costing the economy billions of dollars annually. Using 3D printing we are aiming to develop biomimetically designed dressings and hydrogel with critically characteristics which favour skin wound healing.

    In this project, we utilize following techniques: Cell and tissue culture; Scaffold fabrication; 3D printing; Immunostaining; Flow cytometry; Real time - PCR and other molecular biology assays; Animal experiment; Histology.

  • Stem cell-based therapies have been proposed to improve wound healing outcomes. Although epidermal stem/progenitor cells have shown potential to improve wound healing through re-epithelialization, they have limited ability to overcome the challenges of full skin regeneration. In this project, we are aiming to isolate and characterize different types of stem/progenitor cells from skin and use them to develop in vitro skin substitute, or utilize them for cutaneous wound restoration.

    In this project, we utilize following techniques: Cell and tissue culture; Immunostaining; Flow cytometry; Real time - PCR and other molecular biology assays; Animal experiment; Histology.

  • The body's reparative response to skin wounds differs between different individuals. While some people's bodies simply respond to the treatment others do not. In this project we are aiming to understand the genetic factors which effect the wound healing and ultimately develop candidate biomarkers with potential clinical value. Using the genomics, and proteomics approaches we are aiming to discover novel therapeutic targets for skin regeneration. In this project, we utilize genomics, proteomics and bioinformatic technologies.

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Treatment of cutaneous scar after wounding or trauma has a significant emotional and social impact on the patients and represents a major health burden, costing the economy billions of dollars annually. Using 3D printing we are aiming to develop biomimetically designed dressings and hydrogel with critically characteristics which favour skin wound healing.

    In this project, we utilize following techniques: Cell and tissue culture; Scaffold fabrication; 3D printing; Immunostaining; Flow cytometry; Real time - PCR and other molecular biology assays; Animal experiment; Histology.

  • Stem cell-based therapies have been proposed to improve wound healing outcomes. Although epidermal stem/progenitor cells have shown potential to improve wound healing through re-epithelialization, they have limited ability to overcome the challenges of full skin regeneration. In this project, we are aiming to isolate and characterize different types of stem/progenitor cells from skin and use them to develop in vitro skin substitute, or utilize them for cutaneous wound restoration.

    In this project, we utilize following techniques: Cell and tissue culture; Immunostaining; Flow cytometry; Real time - PCR and other molecular biology assays; Animal experiment; Histology.

  • The body's reparative response to skin wounds differs between different individuals. While some people's bodies simply respond to the treatment others do not. In this project we are aiming to understand the genetic factors which effect the wound healing and ultimately develop candidate biomarkers with potential clinical value. Using the genomics, and proteomics approaches we are aiming to discover novel therapeutic targets for skin regeneration. In this project, we utilize genomics, proteomics and bioinformatic technologies.