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Charlotte A. E. Hauser


Department of BioScience
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Biography

Prof. CHARLOTTE A. E. HAUSER specializes interfaces between chemistry, biomedicine, bioengineering and nanotechnology. He is working as Professor in Department of BioScience, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

"Professor Hauser’s research interests align at the interfaces between chemistry, biomedicine, bioengineering and nanotechnology. Focus is on the development of platform technologies, using smart nanomaterials for regenerative, biomedical and environmental applications. Her interest refers to the rational molecular design, synthesis and mechanistic understanding of novel supramolecular structures. Investigated systems include peptide-based nanostructures with an innate propensity to self-assemble to biomimetic architectures applicable for biomedical applications such as cell substrates, sensors and 3D tissue scaffolds for regenerative medicine. Bottom-up nanofabrication is a powerful tool for the development of functional tissue equivalents, organotypic tissues and devices. Moreover, these biomimetic supramolecular constructs will be used for the design and fabrication of novel organ-on-a-chip devices and disease models. Furthermore, Professor Hauser is interested in 3D bioprinting, using supramolecular organotypic constructs to fabricate high-throughput platforms for drug screening, pathogen detection and other diagnostic purposes. Synthetic biology approaches are explored for the generation of functional biomaterial."

Publications

  • Loo Y, Wong YC, Cai EZ, Ang CH, Raju A, Lakshmanan A, Koh AG, Zhou HJ, Lim TC, Moochhala SM, Hauser CA. Ultrashort peptide nanofibrous hydrogels for the acceleration of healing of burn wounds. Biomaterials. 2014 Jun 30;35(17):4805-14.

  • Loo Y, Lakshmanan A, Ni M, Toh LL, Wang S, Hauser CA. Peptide bioink: self-assembling nanofibrous scaffolds for three-dimensional organotypic cultures. Nano letters. 2015 Sep 18;15(10):6919-25.

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