IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Mental health and the ageing brain

Research focus

  • Modelling human brain development and disease
  • Early phase drug discovery
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Research projects

Publications and funding


  • Australian Neuroscience Society, Australia, 2009 –
  • Australian Society for Stem Cell Research, Australia, 2009 –
  • Biological Psychiatry Australia, Australia, 2009 –
  • Australasian Biospecimen Network, Australia, 2009 –
  • International Stem Cell Forum’s International Stem Cell Banking Initiative (ISCBI), 2007 – 
  • International Stem Cell Forum’s International Stem , Cell Initiative (ISCI), 2007 – 
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research, 2006 – 
  • Cell Reprogramming Australia, 2010 – 

Other roles

  • Associate Professor and Principal Fellow (Honorary), Department of Surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital, the University of Melbourne

IHMRI research team

Research fellows

Dr Eva Tomaskovic-Crook T: +61 2 4221 5442 | E: evatc@uow.edu.au

PhD candidates

Siti Abdul Rahim Investigating the effects of electrical stimulation mediated by conductive polymers on cellular models of schizophrenia
Jianfeng Li Graphene based 3D structures for tissue engineering
Christina Puckert Quantifying stem cell adhesion on 3D structures at the molecular level