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Dr

Catherine Ngan

Honorary
Surgery - St Vincent'S Hospital
science & technology
tissue engineering
bioprinting
technology
cell biology
tissue scaffolds
life sciences & biomedicine
tissue
engineering
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Dr

Catherine Ngan

 
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Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Dr

Catherine Ngan

 

Dr Catherine Ngan (MBBS BMedSci PhD) is an orthopaedic registrar and early career researcher. She was awarded her doctorate (University of Melbourne; UoM) in 2019 and is committed to continuing an active involvement in translational research.

During her doctoral studies, she was awarded four Faculty scholarships at UoM and a NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship. She received the Young Investigator Award (Surgery Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), the Peter Ryan Prize for Surgical Research (St Vincent’s Hospital Surgical Forum), and the Best Junior Investigator Award at the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research week. Following her PhD submission, she was made a lecturer in the Department of Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital, (UoM). Catherine’s current research focus is a continuation of her PhD studies, which is to develop methods of tissue engineering functional muscle constructs for applications at the neuroprosthetic interface, specifically for motorised prosthetic limb technologies. She pioneered bioprinting methods for the delivery and maturation of muscle precursor cells and demonstrated innervation and vascularisation in vivo of these biofabricated tissue constructs. Her work has been presented at numerous local, national and international conferences, and she was an invited speaker at the 16th Academic Surgical Congress for the Association for Academic Surgery in Orlando 2020. Her research encompasses tissue engineering, materials science, cell biology, molecular biology and 3D printing. As a result, it has led to strong collaborations with leading researchers across local and national institutions, including the UoM, RMIT, Swinburne University, the Florey Institute and the University of Wollongong, with a common local base at Biofab3D laboratories at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Surgery - St Vincent'S Hospital

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Medical Science

University of Melbourne

Licentiate of Music

Australian Music Examinations Board

Associate of Music

Australian Music Examinations Board