April 2022: Welcome Dr. Meg McFetridge!

Meg completed her B.S (Hons) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Western Australia, Perth, advised by Dr Yu Suk Choi and Dr Robert White before moving to Melbourne to complete her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Monash University. Advised by Prof. Sharon Ricardo, Prof Mibel Aguilar and Dr Mark Del Borgo, she developed and characterized self-assembling beta-peptide hydrogels for the delivery of cell-based therapeutics for treatment of chronic kidney disease. Her current research as a Fulbright Scholar is focused on stem cell mechanosensation at a distance, where she will utilize optical coherence microscopy to track cellular responses to mechanical stimulation across large hydrogel volumes over time.

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