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Chia-Chen (Jane) Hsu

 

Current Position             Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomaterials for Tissue

                                      Regeneration


Supervisors                    Prof. Zhanfeng Cui, Prof. Hua (Cathy) Ye


Contact Information       Institute of Biomedical Engineering

                                      Department of Engineering Science

                                      University of Oxford

                                      OX3 7DQ, UK

                                      Telephone 01865-617914

                                      E-mail

 

Research Interests

Neural tissue engineering, stem cell differentiation, cell-material interfaces

 

Background

Education

Oct 2014 – Feb 2018 Imperial College London, London, UK

Ph.D., Materials

Thesis: “Biophysical Regulations in Neural Development”

 

Oct 2013 – Sep 2014 Imperial College London, London, UK

MRes, Bioengineering – Distinction

Thesis: “Characterisation of the Interface of Neurons and Conductive Polymers for Neural Tissue Engineering”

 

Sep 2009 – August 2013 National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.)                                               

Bachelor, Biomedical Engineering

 

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2017 IOP Research Student Conference Fund by Biological Physics Group for 2017 FEBS Workshop
  • 2017 Poster Prize- the 3rd in FEBS Workshop – Biological Surfaces and Interfaces: Interface Dynamics
  • 2016 Imperial College Trust Travel Grant for Keystone Symposia- Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control in Stem Cells
  • 2013 – 2016 Taiwan Top University Strategic Alliance – Imperial PhD Scholarship
  • 2013 Professor Guan-Liang Chang Memorial Award
  • 2011 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) - Gold Medal
  • 2010 – 2011 CLINICO Company Student Award
  • 2010 Outstanding Achievement Student Award (Top 5% of the Grading Class)

 

Publications

Journal Papers

1. Hsu CC, Serio A, Amdursky N, Besnard C, Stevens MM. (2018) "Fabrication of Hemin-Doped Serum Albumin-Based Fibrous Scaffolds for Neural Tissue Engineering Applications." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b18179

2. Hsu CC*, Serio A*, Gopal S, Chiappini C, Stevens MM. “Biophysical Regulations of Epigenetic State and Notch Signalling in Neural Development using Microgroove Substrates.” (in preparation; co-first author)

3. Wang ST, Lin Y, Hsu CC, Amdursky C, Spicer CD, Stevens MM. (2017) “Probing Amylin Fibrillation at an Early Stage via a Tetracysteine-Targeting Fluorophore.” Talanta, Vol: 173, Pages: 44-50

4. Chen YR, Gomez S, Hsu CC, Gelmi A, Wang HS, Lo CM. “Cross-linked Polypeptide Multilayer-coated Electrodes for Monitoring Cardiac Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells.” (in preparation)

 

Conference Presentations

1. Hsu CC, Serio A, Gopal S, Chiappini C, Stevens MM. “Microgrooves Regulate Epigenetic Landscape and Notch Signalling in Human Neural Stem Cells.” 2017 FEBS Workshop – Biological Surfaces and Interfaces: Interface Dynamics, July 2017, Catalonia, Spain. (Poster)

2. Hsu CC, Serio A, Chiappini C, Stevens MM. “Biophysical Regulations of Epigenetic State in Neural Development using Electrical Stimulation and Microgroove Substrates.” Keystone Symposia- Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control in Stem Cells, Jan 2017, CA, USA. (Poster)

3. Hsu CC. “Biophysical Regulations of Epigenetic State in Neural Development.” Taiwan Science and Technology Meeting hosted by Science and Technology Division Taipei Representative Office in the UK, Oct 2016, London, UK. (Oral talk)

4. Gomez S, Chen YR, Hsu CC, Lo CM. “Use of Cross-Linked Polypeptide Multilayer-Coated Electrodes to Monitor Cardiac Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells.” The 3rd Conference on Impedance-Based Cellular Assays, Aug 2016, Regensburg, Germany. (Poster)

5. Hsu CC, Serio A, Stevens MM. “Characterisation of the Interface of Neurons and Conductive Polymers for Neural Tissue Engineering.” The 3rd Imperial Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Network (ISRMN) Meeting, Sep 2015, London, UK (Poster)

6. Chiu HC, Hsu CC, Wang SY, Chen YR, Chiu HI, Lo CM. “Regulation of stem cell growth and differentiation by polypeptide multilayer films.” 52th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, Dec 2012, CA, USA (Poster)

7. Hsu CC, Chen YR, Wang SY, Lo CM. “Use of Polypeptide Multilayer Films for Differentiation of Mouse Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells into Cardiomyocytes.” The 2nd International Symposium of Materials on Regenerative Medicine, Aug 2012, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.) (Oral talk and poster)