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Kapsa, Robert M. I. Professor

Faculty Member

  • Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
  • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute

Research Overview


  • Professor Robert Kapsa is a molecular and cell biologist who has worked extensively on the development of autologous cell-based regenerative solutions for diseased and damaged nerve and muscle tissue. Evolving from these challenging interests, Prof. Kapsa has developed concurrent activities in Gene Therapy, Adult Stem Cell Biology and Biomaterials Development & Application, largely focused on repair of muscle in the mdx model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other models of muscle deficiency, as well as on repair and regeneration of nerve tissues.

Selected Publications


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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Biofabrication of Three-Dimensional Neural Tissue Constructs from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Barsby, Tom
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of an Integrated Multi-Well Cell Culture System for Functional Tissue Constructs. Shekibi, Bijan
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling Schizophrenia Using 3D Neural Tissues Guerrieri-Cortesi, Kyle
    Doctor of Philosophy Electrode Systems for Controlled-Phenotype Cell Propagation Dennaoui, Jessair

Research Overview


  • Professor Robert Kapsa is a molecular and cell biologist who has worked extensively on the development of autologous cell-based regenerative solutions for diseased and damaged nerve and muscle tissue. Evolving from these challenging interests, Prof. Kapsa has developed concurrent activities in Gene Therapy, Adult Stem Cell Biology and Biomaterials Development & Application, largely focused on repair of muscle in the mdx model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other models of muscle deficiency, as well as on repair and regeneration of nerve tissues.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Biofabrication of Three-Dimensional Neural Tissue Constructs from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Barsby, Tom
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of an Integrated Multi-Well Cell Culture System for Functional Tissue Constructs. Shekibi, Bijan
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling Schizophrenia Using 3D Neural Tissues Guerrieri-Cortesi, Kyle
    Doctor of Philosophy Electrode Systems for Controlled-Phenotype Cell Propagation Dennaoui, Jessair
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