SENIOR LECTURER/ COURSE COORDINATOR MNSc NURSING (ENTRY-TO-PRACTICE)Dr Zerina Lokmic Tomkins is a clinician-scientist with a strong interdisciplinary focus spanning tissue engineering, immunology and outcomes for children and adults diagnosed with vascular anomalies and vascular cancers. Her expertise combines cell biology of vascular biology in health, disease and in tissue engineering to a clinical focus on patient-partnered research in this space.
Zerina received her doctorate in tissue engineering in 2005 from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Surgery. She completed post-doctoral training at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at the University of Munster, Germany under mentorship of Prof Lydia Sorokin in the filed of immunology. Since returning to Australia, Zerina has been a part of multi-disciplinary team at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne led by Prof Tony Penington and Prof Rod Phillips where she provides strong research support for the growing vascular anomalies research program. Zerina's interdisciplinary research interests are focused on four areas:a) understanding the underlying causes of vascular anomalies and vascular cancers and how the presentation of these conditions impact patients and their families;b) long term outcomes in survivors including long-term surveillance, ethical and social issues through patient-partnered research; c) development of vascularised tissue engineering products for transplantation; d) the use of electronic medical records on improving the quality of healthcare delivery to disadvantaged communities.
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Displaying the 55 most recent scholarly works by Zerina Tomkins.
Disrupted type II collagenolysis impairs angiogenesis, delays endochondral ossification and initiates aberrant ossification in mouse limbs
SJ Gauci, SB Golub, L Tatarczuch, E Lee, D Chan, NC Walsh, CB Little, H Stanton, Z Lokmic, NA Sims, EJ Mackie, AJ Fosang
Journal article | 2019 | Matrix Biology
Cartilage remodelling and chondrocyte differentiation are tightly linked to angiogenesis during bone development and endochondral ..
Consensus statement for the treatment of infantile haemangiomas with propranolol
Sarah L Smithson, Marius Rademaker, Susan Adams, Stuart Bade, Philip Bekhor, Samantha Davidson, Amanda Dore, Catherine Drummond, Gayle Fischer, Alexander Gin, Claire Grills, Anne Halbert, Zerina Lokmic, Emma McCahon, Vanessa A Morgan, Dedee F Murrell, David Orchard, Anthony Penington, Diana Purvis, John Relic, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus (BRBN) Syndrome Is Caused by Somatic TEK (TIE2) Mutations
Julie Soblet, Jaakko Kangas, Marjut Natynki, Antonella Mendola, Raphael Helaers, Melanie Uebelhoer, Mika Kaakinen, Maria Cordisco, Anne Dompmartin, Odile Enjolras, Simon Holden, Alan D Irvine, Loshan Kangesu, Christine Leaute-Labreze, Agustina Lanoel, Zerina Lokmic, Saskia Maas, Maeve A McAleer, Anthony Penington, Paul Rieu, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Investigative Dermatology
GAPTrap: a simple expression system for pluripotent stem cells and their derivatives
T Kao, T Labonne, JC Niclis, R Chaurasia, Z Lokmic, E Qian, FF Bruveris, SE Howden, A Motazedian, JV Schiesser, M Costa, K Sourris, E Ng, D Anderson, A Giudice, P Farlie, M Cheung, SR Lamande, AJ Penington, CL Parish, et al.
Conference Proceedings | 2016 | HUMAN GENE THERAPY
GAPTrap: A Simple Expression System for Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Derivatives
Tim Kao, Tanya Labonne, Jonathan C Niclis, Ritu Chaurasia, Zerina Lokmic, Elizabeth Qian, Freya F Bruveris, Sara E Howden, Ali Motazedian, Jacqueline V Schiesser, Magdaline Costa, Koula Sourris, Elizabeth Ng, David Anderson, Antonietta Giudice, Peter Farlie, Michael Cheung, Shireen R Lamande, Anthony J Penington, Clare L Parish, et al.
Journal article | 2016 | STEM CELL REPORTS
Isolation of human lymphatic malformation endothelial cells, their in vitro characterization and in vivo survival in a mouse xenograft model
Zerina Lokmic, Geraldine M Mitchell, Nicholas Koh Wee Chong, Jacqueline Bastiaanse, Yi-Wen Gerrand, Yiping Zeng, Elizabeth D Williams, Anthony J Penington
Journal article | 2014 | ANGIOGENESIS
Extracellular matrix of secondary lymphoid organs impacts on B-cell fate and survival
Jian Song, Zerina Lokmic, Tim Laemmermann, Julia Rolf, Chuan Wu, Xueli Zhang, Rupert Hallmann, Melanie-Jane Hannocks, Nathalie Horn, Markus A Ruegg, Arnoud Sonnenberg, Elisabeth Georges-Labouesse, Thomas H Winkler, John F Kearney, Susanna Cardell, Lydia Sorokin
Journal article | 2013 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Enhanced liver progenitor cell survival and differentiation in vivo by spheroid implantation in a vascularized tissue engineering chamber
Kiryu K Yap, Aaron M Dingle, Jason A Palmer, Raminder S Dhillon, Zerina Lokmic, Anthony J Penington, George C Yeoh, Wayne A Morrison, Geraldine M Mitchell
Journal article | 2013 | BIOMATERIALS
Ischemic Preconditioning Promotes Intrinsic Vascularization and Enhances Survival of Implanted Cells in an In Vivo Tissue Engineering Model
Shiang Y Lim, Sarah T Hsiao, Zerina Lokmic, Priyadharshini Sivakumaran, Gregory J Dusting, Rodney J Dilley
Journal article | 2012 | Tissue Engineering. Part A. Tissue Engineering
Comparative Analysis of Paracrine Factor Expression in Human Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Bone Marrow, Adipose, and Dermal Tissue
Sarah Tzu-Feng Hsiao, Azar Asgari, Zerina Lokmic, Rodney Sinclair, Gregory James Dusting, Shiang Yong Lim, Rodney James Dilley
Journal article | 2012 | Stem Cells and Development
Bisphosphonate-associated jawbone osteonecrosis: a correlation between imaging techniques and histopathology
Alberto Bedogni, Stella Blandamura, Zerina Lokmic, Carla Palumbo, Mirko Ragazzo, Francesca Ferrari, Alberto Tregnaghi, Francesco Pietrogrande, Olindo Procopio, Giorgia Saia, Marzia Ferretti, Giorgio Bedogni, Luigi Chiarini, Giuseppe Ferronato, Vito Ninfo, Lucio Lo Russo, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Pier Francesco Nocini
Journal article | 2008 | ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Outstanding Oral Presentation at the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress
Outstanding Oral Presentation at the St Vincent's 2012 Research Week
Highest overall GPA MSc Nursing Science, The Head of th Department Postgraduate Prize
Oustanding student poster (scientific category, animal models)
Young Investigator Award
Sir Albert Coates Young Achiever Award, received for outstanding sucess under disadvanaged circumstances
Evelyn McCoy PhD Research Scholarship
Outstanding Honours Thesis
Women in Science Fellowship (The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation & Women in Rotary)
Women in Scienec Research Fellowship
Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne -Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
International Society for Study of Vascular Anomalies
Representative Memeber For Melbourne
North American Vascular Biology Organisation
Australian Society for Medical Research
Australian Vascular Biology Society
Australian and New Zealand Matrix Society
University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology