Dr Anna WaterhouseUniversity of Sydney, Australia

    Dr Waterhouse leads the Cardiovascular Medical Devices Group at the Charles Perkins Centre as part of the Central Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, and holds a joint appointment at the Heart Research Institute and membership at the University of Sydney Nano Institute. She received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council in 2016 and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Her multidisciplinary groups’ research primarily combines cardiovascular medical device engineering and biological interactions at material interfaces, with a focus on biomimetic approaches to improve medical devices and diagnostics. Dr Waterhouse’s contributions to the field of bioengineering include novel surface coatings to impart material functionalities and/or alter material properties, and the development of technology and methodology to understand the interaction of materials with biological matter, focusing not only on proteins and mammalian cells, but also on microorganisms, and complex fluids such as blood.

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