Huan Ting Ong

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Huan Ting Ong

BSc (Hons), BForensicSc

Ting completed her BSc Honours degree at Murdoch University, concluding with a year of research at Ear Science Institute Australia’s laboratory on adult stem cells and their potential role in wound healing of the eardrum. Upon completing her degree, Ting was invited to join Ear Science staff to continue work on research interests developed during her honours year.

Apart from basic cellular research, she also works on materials/biomaterials as a platform for delivering cells through tissue engineering. Through her experience with the research team and in the laboratory, she established a passion for experiments designed to answer questions on the relationship between adult stem cells and the human eardrum.

Ting’s work has recently been accepted for publication in a high profile Stem Cell journal, and has been presented at various national and international conferences. She recently received an award for Best Poster at the national Combined Biological Sciences Meeting in 2016. Ting has also co-authored a book chapter with Professor Rodney Dilley.

Looking to extend her research findings, Ting has enrolled as a PhD candidate through University of Western Australia Medical School. Her supervisors are Professor Rodney Dilley and Winthrop Professor Marcus Atlas.

Top publications:

Ong HT, Redmond S, Marano R, Atlas M, von Unge M, Aabel P, Dilley R. Paracrine Activity from Adipose-Derived Stem Cells on in vitro Wound Healing in Human Tympanic Membrane Keratinocytes. Stem Cells and Development. 26:405-418, 2017.

Liew LJ, Ong HT, Dilley RJ. Isolation and Culture of Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells from Subcutaneous Fat. Fibrosis - Methods and Protocols: Springer series Methods in Molecular Biology (Ed. L Rittie). 1627:193-203, 2017.

Ong HT, Dilley RJ. Novel non-angiogenic role for mesenchymal stem cell-derived vascular endothelial growth factor on keratinocytes during wound healing. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 2018 Nov 15. pii: S1359-6101(18)30126-6.