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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Joensuu M, Martínez-Mármol R, Padmanabhan P, Glass NR, Durisic N, Pelekanos M, Mollazade M, Balistreri G, Amor R, Cooper-White JJ, Goodhill GJ, Meunier FA.

Visualizing endocytic recycling and trafficking in live neurons by subdiffractional tracking of internalized molecules.

Nat Protoc. 2017 Dec;12(12):2590-2622. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2017.116. Epub 2017 Nov 30.

Trott J, Tan EK, Ong S, Titmarsh DM, Denil SLIJ, Giam M, Wong CK, Wang J, Shboul M, Eio M, Cooper-White JJ, Cool SM, Rancati G, Stanton LW, Reversade B, Dunn NR.

 Long-term culture of self-renewing pancreatic progenitors derived from human pluripotent stem cells.

Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Jun 6;8(6):1675-1688. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2017.05.019.

Tailoring biomaterial scaffolds for osteochondral repair.

Int J Pharm. 2017 May 25;523(2):476-489. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.035. Epub 2016 Oct 19.

Lim KZ, Daly CD, Ghosh P, Jenkin G, Oehme D, Cooper-White JJ, Naidoo T, Goldschlager T.

Ovine Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Model Utilizing a Lateral Retroperitoneal Drill Bit Injury.

J Vis Exp. 2017 May 25;(123). doi: 10.3791/55753.

The focal adhesion targeting domain of p130Cas confers a mechanosensing function.

J Cell Sci. 2017 Apr 1;130(7):1263-1273. doi: 10.1242/jcs.192930. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Titmarsh DM, Tan CLL, Glass NR, Nurcombe V, Cooper-White JJ, Cool SM.

Microfluidic screening reveals heparan sulfate enhances human mesenchymal stem cell growth by modulating fibroblast growth factor-2 transport.

Stem Cells Transl Med. 2017 Apr;6(4):1178-1190. doi: 10.1002/sctm.16-0343. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Camarero-Espinosa S, Stefani I, Cooper-White JJ.

Hierarchical “as-electrospun” selfassembled fibrous scaffolds deconvolute impacts of chemically defined extracellular matrix- and cell adhesion-type interactions on stem cell haptokinesis.

ACS Macro Letters 2017;6(12):1420–1425. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00834.

Cosson S, Danial M, Saint-Amans JR, Cooper-White JJ.

Accelerated combinatorial high throughput star polymer synthesis via a rapid one-pot sequential aqueous RAFT (rosa-RAFT) polymerization scheme.

Macromol Rapid Commun. 2017 Apr;38(8). doi: 10.1002/marc.201600780. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Cork J, Whittaker AK, Cooper-White JJ, Grondahl L.

Electrospinning and mechanical properties of P(TMC-co-LLA) elastomers.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2017;5(12):2263–2272. doi: 10.1039/c7tb00137a.

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.

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.

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.