DR Daniel Heath

DR Daniel Heath


  • Blood-material interactions
  • Decellularization
  • Endothelialization of biomaterials
  • Extracellular matrix materials
  • Stem cell manufacturing



  • Daniel Heath is a Lecturer with University of Melbourne's School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on developing next generation biomaterials. He has specific interest in blood-material interactions, as poor interactions between blood and biomaterials leads to the failure of many medical devices including vascular grafts and stents. His lab hopes to address these challenges by developing new biomaterials with improved blood-material interactions. In many ways, cells are the best producers of biomaterials. Therefore, the Heath Lab also looks at extracellular matrix materials and their applications as biomaterials. Core to this technology is the decellularization of tissue or cell cultures in order to produce extracellular matrix materials that can be used for a variety of applications.   


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Education and training

  • Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2014
  • Postdoc, 2013
  • Postdoc, The Ohio State University 2011
  • Specialization, The Ohio State University 2010
  • PhD, The Ohio State University 2010
  • BS, Florida Institute of Technology 2003


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • The Heath Lab is looking to recruit outstanding doctoral students and postdocs. Individuals with expertise in polymer synthesis and characterisation and/or cell culture and analysis are preferred.