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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 -
  • 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 completed his PhD 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. 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, and made seminal contributions to human stem cell research, including published guidances and standards for stem cell derivation, culture and differentiation, with the latter extending to pioneering 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 Overview


  • Jeremy’s main current research interest is the use of human pluripotent and neural stem cells for disease modeling and ex vivo tissue engineering, which includes through collaboration cutting-edge technologies from materials engineering for improved cell culture and differentiation, early phase drug discovery, and regenerative medicine

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

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

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Jeremy’s main current research interest is the use of human pluripotent and neural stem cells for disease modeling and ex vivo tissue engineering, which includes through collaboration cutting-edge technologies from materials engineering for improved cell culture and differentiation, early phase drug discovery, and regenerative medicine

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
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