Professor Justin Cooper-White specialises in elucidating the microenvironmental cues that regulate stem cell behaviours and translating those insights into biomaterial scaffolds and microdevices to direct stem cell differentiation. He is a global leader in using engineering to solve problems in biology. He is an Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Group Leader at the University of Queensland, the Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility-Queensland Node, and is one of only 13 CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Science Leaders across the country. 

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Cameron AR, Frith JE, Gomez GA, Yap AS, Cooper-White JJ.

The effect of time-dependent deformation of viscoelastic hydrogels on myogenic induction and Rac1 activity in mesenchymal stem cells.

Biomaterials. 2014 Feb;35(6):1857-68. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.11.023. Epub 2013 Dec 9.

Li H, Frith J, Cooper-White JJ.

Modulation of stem cell adhesion and morphology via facile control over surface presentation of cell adhesion molecules.

Biomacromolecules. 2014 Jan 13;15(1):43-52. doi: 10.1021/bm4012562. Epub 2013 Dec 3.

Frith JE, Menzies DJ, Cameron AR, Ghosh P, Whitehead DL, Gronthos S, Zannettino AC, Cooper-White JJ.

Effects of bound versus soluble pentosan polysulphate in PEG/HA-based hydrogels tailored for intervertebral disc regeneration.

Biomaterials. 2014 Jan;35(4):1150-62. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.10.056. Epub 2013 Nov 8.

Maisonneuve BG, Roux DC, Thorn P, Cooper-White JJ.

Effects of synthetic biomacromolecule addition on the flow behavior of concentrated mesenchymal cell suspensions.

Biomacromolecules. 2015 Jan 12;16(1):275-83. doi: 10.1021/bm501481y. Epub 2014 Dec 12.

Frith JE, Titmarsh DM, Padmanabhan H, Cooper-White JJ.

Microbioreactor array screening of Wnt modulators and microenvironmental factors in osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal progenitor cells.

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 23;8(12):e82931. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082931. eCollection 2013.