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Crook, Jeremy M. Associate Professor and Principal Fellow

Associate Professor and Principal Fellow

  • Associate Professor and Principal Fellow (Hon) - Department of Surgery - St Vincent's Hospital, The University of Melbourne 2010 -
  • Associate Professor and Principal Fellow - Australian Institute for Innovative Materials 2013 -
  • Associate Professor and Principal Fellow - Intelligent Polymer Research Institute 2013 -
  • Associate Professor and Principal Fellow (Hon) - Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute 2014 -
  • Associate Professor and Principal Fellow (Hon) - Molecular Horizons 2018 -
  • Chief Investigator - ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science 2014 - 2021

Overview


Jeremy is Chief Investigator for the Synthetic Biosystems theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, and Principal-Fellow at the Universities of Wollongong (UOW) and Melbourne (UOM; Hon). Jeremy attained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD - Medicine; NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship awardee) at UOM followed by a US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Centre Fellowship. At NIH, Jeremy was awarded the NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (2001). From 2002-2007 Jeremy was Program Manager in the stem cell biotech ES Cell International (ESI), followed by Group Leader in Singapore’s A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology (IMB). At ESI and IMB Jeremy and his team developed the world’s first clinical-grade pluripotent stem cell lines for human therapies, including methods for clinically-compliant stem cell culture, scale-up and banking, with the cells and methods widely adopted and patented. Jeremy's contributions to human stem cell research also include seminal published guidances and standards for stem cell derivation, culture and differentiation, with the latter extending to pioneering neural cell modelling of neuropsychiatric disease.  Jeremy’s experience in academia and industry, together with leading roles on international advisory boards and committees, including the International Stem Cell Banking Initiative, UK Medical Research Council Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board Committee of Review, and Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Stem Cell Research Review Committee, puts him at the forefront of stem cell education and research both in Australia and abroad.
At UOW, Jeremy together with senior team member and ACES Research Fellow Dr Eva Tomaskovic-Crook are making discoveries that are attracting worldwide attention through next generation tissue building for drug and disease modelling, and regenerative medicine. Their research integrates front-line technologies stem cells, innovative biomaterials, 3D bioprinting and bioelectronics, and is establishing Australia’s position as a global leader in innovative tissue engineering and electroceuticals for advanced research and medicine. ... see more

Top Publications


Research Areas


Research Overview


  • Jeremy’s main current research interests are next-generation tissue building and electroceuticals (electric pharmaceuticals) for modelling development and disease, early phase drug discovery, and advanced medicine. His research integrates front-line technologies stem cells, organoidogenesis, cell-instructive bio- and electro-materials, 3D bioprinting and bioelectronics. 


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Broadly, next generation human tissue building and electroceuticals using front-line technologies stem cells, innovative biomaterials, 3D bioprinting, organoidogenesis and bioelectronics.  

Teaching Activities


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

Outreach Overview


  • To inspire and educate the public by targeted communication about our frontier research undertaken at the University of Wollongong.

    Recent media outreach includes:  

    1. https://researchaustralia.org/congratulations-to-the-winner-of-the-frontiers-researchaward-
    jeremy-crook-and-team/

    2. https://researchaustralia.org/category/news/media/

    3. https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6487387/uow-scientists-electrifying-discoveryand-the-conditions-it-could-help/

    4. See p8 of Research Australia's INSPIRE Magazine Issue 14: https://issuu.com/researchaustralia/docs/ra0026_inspire_dec19__

    5. ACES News: https://electromaterials.edu.au/2019/06/28/prof-jeremy-crook-on-groundbreaking-stem-cell-research-findings/

    6. ABC Catalyst Bionic Revolution (from 47 minute mark): https://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/bionic-revolution/11017392

    7. Kids News: https://www.kidsnews.com.au/science/australian-scientists-have-grown-minibrains-and-zapped-them-to-life-with-electricity/newsstory/451779e60c2e942553ae06d3ca1f1df0

    8. Brigid OConnell: https://twitter.com/BrigidOConnell/status/1202356508882636803

    9. Herald Sun: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=HSWEB_WRE170_a_TWT&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldsun.com.au%2Fnews%2Fvictoria%2Funiversity-ofwollongong-scientists-present-mini-brains-technology%2Fnewsstory%2F960de8f80c166f3e3c4e3b413de53f7f&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium

    10. Australasian Neuroscience Society: https://twitter.com/AusNeuroSoc/status/1202423989726892032?s=20

    11. Cellink Life Sciences: https://www.cellink.com/close-3d-printing-bodies/

    12. ABC News: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-07-26/scientists-create-3d-printedbrain-like-tissue-from-stem-cells/8740794

    13. Advanced Science News: http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/

Reviewer Of


Organizer Of Event


Professional Service Activities


Awards And Honors


Teaching Overview


  • Jeremy is utilising his expertise and research discoveries to provide high-quality interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate student research training. Training broadly relates to applying new bio- and elecro-material-based strategies (with additive manufacturing) to improve cell delivery and quality of engineered tissues, and attendant bioelectronic devices for clinical application.

Keywords


  • 1. stem cells,   2. neurodevelopmental disorders,   3. tissue engineering,   4. neural regulation,   5. disease modelling,   6. cellular mechanisms,   7. disease mechanisms,   8. neuropsychiatric disorders,   9. neurogenesis,   10. biomaterials, 11. electromaterials, 12. bioelectronics, 13. electroceuticals  

Full Name


  • Jeremy Micah Crook

Mailing Address


  • Squires Way, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus

    Fairy Meadow

    NSW

    2519

    Austrralia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • AAH-8441-2020

Top Publications


Research Areas


Research Overview


  • Jeremy’s main current research interests are next-generation tissue building and electroceuticals (electric pharmaceuticals) for modelling development and disease, early phase drug discovery, and advanced medicine. His research integrates front-line technologies stem cells, organoidogenesis, cell-instructive bio- and electro-materials, 3D bioprinting and bioelectronics. 


Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Broadly, next generation human tissue building and electroceuticals using front-line technologies stem cells, innovative biomaterials, 3D bioprinting, organoidogenesis and bioelectronics.  

Teaching Activities


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

Outreach Overview


  • To inspire and educate the public by targeted communication about our frontier research undertaken at the University of Wollongong.

    Recent media outreach includes:  

    1. https://researchaustralia.org/congratulations-to-the-winner-of-the-frontiers-researchaward-
    jeremy-crook-and-team/

    2. https://researchaustralia.org/category/news/media/

    3. https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6487387/uow-scientists-electrifying-discoveryand-the-conditions-it-could-help/

    4. See p8 of Research Australia's INSPIRE Magazine Issue 14: https://issuu.com/researchaustralia/docs/ra0026_inspire_dec19__

    5. ACES News: https://electromaterials.edu.au/2019/06/28/prof-jeremy-crook-on-groundbreaking-stem-cell-research-findings/

    6. ABC Catalyst Bionic Revolution (from 47 minute mark): https://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/bionic-revolution/11017392

    7. Kids News: https://www.kidsnews.com.au/science/australian-scientists-have-grown-minibrains-and-zapped-them-to-life-with-electricity/newsstory/451779e60c2e942553ae06d3ca1f1df0

    8. Brigid OConnell: https://twitter.com/BrigidOConnell/status/1202356508882636803

    9. Herald Sun: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=HSWEB_WRE170_a_TWT&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heraldsun.com.au%2Fnews%2Fvictoria%2Funiversity-ofwollongong-scientists-present-mini-brains-technology%2Fnewsstory%2F960de8f80c166f3e3c4e3b413de53f7f&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium

    10. Australasian Neuroscience Society: https://twitter.com/AusNeuroSoc/status/1202423989726892032?s=20

    11. Cellink Life Sciences: https://www.cellink.com/close-3d-printing-bodies/

    12. ABC News: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-07-26/scientists-create-3d-printedbrain-like-tissue-from-stem-cells/8740794

    13. Advanced Science News: http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/

Reviewer Of


Organizer Of Event


Professional Service Activities


Awards And Honors


Teaching Overview


  • Jeremy is utilising his expertise and research discoveries to provide high-quality interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate student research training. Training broadly relates to applying new bio- and elecro-material-based strategies (with additive manufacturing) to improve cell delivery and quality of engineered tissues, and attendant bioelectronic devices for clinical application.

Keywords


  • 1. stem cells,   2. neurodevelopmental disorders,   3. tissue engineering,   4. neural regulation,   5. disease modelling,   6. cellular mechanisms,   7. disease mechanisms,   8. neuropsychiatric disorders,   9. neurogenesis,   10. biomaterials, 11. electromaterials, 12. bioelectronics, 13. electroceuticals  

Full Name


  • Jeremy Micah Crook

Mailing Address


  • Squires Way, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus

    Fairy Meadow

    NSW

    2519

    Austrralia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • AAH-8441-2020