Aswathi Gopalakrishnan

HDR Candidate
Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
The University of Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

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My work focuses on developing an ageing model to understand the basics of cardiac ageing and how it contributes to heart failure in elderly. Under the guidance of Prof.Justin Cooper-White and Prof.Ernst Wolvetang, at Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), I am currently generating cardiac tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to establish my model and study the tissue characteristics. During my candidature I have had hands on experience in confocal microscopy, robotic imaging systems, bioprinting and biomaterials.  Apart from my PhD, over past two years I have also been working as a casual academic at the University of Queensland, in Cell and Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials courses for both Undergraduate and Masters student.