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Tomaskovic-Crook, Eva Dr.

Research Fellow

  • Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
  • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute
  • Research Fellow, Synthetic Biosystems - ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science 2014 -
  • Affiliate Researcher - Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) 2014 -
  • Affiliate Researcher - Molecular Horizons 2018 -

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Research Overview


  • Dr Eva Tomaskovic-Crook is a Research Fellow within the Synthetic Biosystems theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Eva completed her PhD in 2008 at the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, University of Melbourne in the field of cancer cell biology and targeted nanotherapeutics. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore, and St Vincent’s Institute in Melbourne, her research in cancer cell biology continued, to identify therapeutic targets of breast cancer using applied bioinformatic approaches. Prior to her PhD, Eva worked as a Senior Research Assistant for over 7 yrs in the field of Schizophrenia neurobiology and drug discovery at the Mental Health Research Institute in Melbourne, and the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, USA.

    At UOW, working collaboratively with ACES CI, Associate Professor Jeremy Crook, Eva’s research brings together human stem cells with cell instructive bio- and electro-materials for next generation tissue building. Her interdisciplinary approach utilises cutting-edge technologies 3D-printing, stem-cell derived organoidogenesis, nanotechnology, and electro-stimulation; particularly for advanced human neural tissue engineering. Tissues are being developed and applied for drug/toxicity testing, medical device development, disease diagnostics, tissue replacement therapy, and regenerative medicine. In her role as a biomedical researcher, team-member and mentor at UOW, Eva is advancing knowledge and understanding in tissue development, disease modelling and diagnostics, whilst embracing the opportunity to train next-generation researchers, affirming UOW's position as a leader of learning and research.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling Ultrasound Mediated Neuromodulation: Towards Targeted Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Rathbone, Sam
    Doctor of Philosophy Electro Stimulation of 3D Bioprinted Neural Tissues Warren, Danielle
    Doctor of Philosophy Direct Piezoelectricity for 3D Cardiac Tissue Engineering and Remodelling James, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Electrical Stimulation on a 3D Human Organoid Glioblastoma Model Higginbottom, Sarah

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • C-9339-2016

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Eva Tomaskovic-Crook is a Research Fellow within the Synthetic Biosystems theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Eva completed her PhD in 2008 at the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, University of Melbourne in the field of cancer cell biology and targeted nanotherapeutics. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore, and St Vincent’s Institute in Melbourne, her research in cancer cell biology continued, to identify therapeutic targets of breast cancer using applied bioinformatic approaches. Prior to her PhD, Eva worked as a Senior Research Assistant for over 7 yrs in the field of Schizophrenia neurobiology and drug discovery at the Mental Health Research Institute in Melbourne, and the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, USA.

    At UOW, working collaboratively with ACES CI, Associate Professor Jeremy Crook, Eva’s research brings together human stem cells with cell instructive bio- and electro-materials for next generation tissue building. Her interdisciplinary approach utilises cutting-edge technologies 3D-printing, stem-cell derived organoidogenesis, nanotechnology, and electro-stimulation; particularly for advanced human neural tissue engineering. Tissues are being developed and applied for drug/toxicity testing, medical device development, disease diagnostics, tissue replacement therapy, and regenerative medicine. In her role as a biomedical researcher, team-member and mentor at UOW, Eva is advancing knowledge and understanding in tissue development, disease modelling and diagnostics, whilst embracing the opportunity to train next-generation researchers, affirming UOW's position as a leader of learning and research.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling Ultrasound Mediated Neuromodulation: Towards Targeted Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Rathbone, Sam
    Doctor of Philosophy Electro Stimulation of 3D Bioprinted Neural Tissues Warren, Danielle
    Doctor of Philosophy Direct Piezoelectricity for 3D Cardiac Tissue Engineering and Remodelling James, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Electrical Stimulation on a 3D Human Organoid Glioblastoma Model Higginbottom, Sarah

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • C-9339-2016
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