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Dr. Abdullah Al Maruf

Dr. D S Abdullah Al Maruf

Dr. Al Maruf is an overseas-trained vet with having Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh in 2008. Afterwards, he worked for the Department for International Development as Livestock Officer and as Veterinary Surgeon for a leading dairy industry in Bangladesh.

In 2011, he started his higher study as an MS fellow in veterinary surgery at Chungbuk National University, South Korea where Dr Al Maruf did research on the effect of low-level laser irradiation in monolayer and three-dimensional rabbit articular chondrocyte culture as well as animal osteoarthritis model.

After graduating, Dr Al Maruf came to Australia in 2014 to pursue his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane with a scholarship from The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. He finished his PhD in 2019 after having research on the effect of anti-angiogenic factors in two different models of osteoarthritis.

In 2020, Dr Al Maruf joined as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Integrated Prosthetic and Reconstruction (IPR), a multidisciplinary research group led by the renowned clinician and surgeon A/Prof Dr Payal Mukherjee and based at the Chris O`Brien Lifehouse (COBLH). IPR is leading the bone tissue engineering research focused on clinical translation in Australia.

Dr Al Maruf has been conducting pre-clinical sheep trials with various biomaterials to regenerate bone and cartilage in collaboration with Prof Jonathan Clark from COBLH, Distinguished Prof Gordon Wallace (University of Wollongong (UOW)), Prof Jeremy Crook (UOW), Prof Travis Klein (QUT), Prof Mia Woodruff (QUT), Prof David McKenzie (The University of Sydney (USyd)) for the last few years.

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Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee Year
Conjoint GrantBio-printed adipose derived stem cells for engineering vascularized bone tissue within an in vivo bioreactor2023