Ms Jiao Jiao Li
Ms Jiao Jiao Li is a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney, pursuing a PhD under the supervision of A/Prof Hala Zreiqat at the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Unit. Her project involves collaboration with Tufts University, where she has spent 6 months conducting research under the supervision of Prof David Kaplan. Jiao Jiao’s research focus is on the development of novel composite scaffolds for treatment of skeletal joint defects. This involves fabricating polymer-ceramic composite scaffolds with properties ideal for bone tissue regeneration, and modifying these scaffolds such that they have a multiphasic nature suitable for osteochondral repair.
- 2010-2013 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Awarded by the Commonwealth Government to undertake a PhD degree at the University of Sydney.
- Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (VCRS) Awarded by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney as a top-up scholarship to support full-time PhD studies at the University of Sydney.
- 2010 Endeavour Research Fellowship Awarded by the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to undertake research towards PhD degree as an exchange scholar at Tufts University (Medford, MA) for 6 months.
- Prize for Best PhD Presentation Awarded for oral presentation at the 2010 SuTEN Symposium (3rd Symposium of the Sydney University Tissue Engineering Network).
- Prize for Best Postgraduate Biomedical Engineering Poster Awarded by Watermark for poster presentation at the Research Conversazione 2010 (University of Sydney).
- S.I. Roohani-Esfahani, Z.F. Lu, J.J. Li, R. Ellis-Behnke, D.L. Kaplan & H. Zreiqat (in press). Effect of self-assembled nanofibrous silk/polycaprolactone layer on the osteoconductivity and mechanical properties of biphasic calcium phosphate scaffolds. Acta Biomaterialia, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2011.10.009.
- Hala Zreiqat, Seyed-Iman Roohani-Esfahani, Colin Dunstan, Jiao Jiao Li; Biocompatible Material and Uses Thereof, Australian Provisional Patent Application #2011902160, filed June 1, 2011.