The Nisbet Group - Advanced Biomaterials

The Nisbet Lab is focused on developing advanced biomaterials along three main research themes (Neural Tissue Engineering, Bone Tissue Engineering, and Drug and Viral Vector Delivery).

The Nisbet LAB (Laboratory of Advanced Biomaterials) comprises an interdisciplinary team of biomedical engineering, chemists, and biologists with the core focus of designing innovative biomaterials for regenerative medicine. Located at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, we work closely researchers and clinicians to develop materials with biological utility and clinical translatability.

Find out more about the research of the Nisbet Group on their website. 

TY Wang, KF Bruggmann, JA Kauhausen, AL Rodriguez, CL Parish, DR Nisbet “Functionalized composite scaffolds improve the engraftment of transplanted dopaminergic progenitors in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease”, Biomaterials, 74, pp 89-98, 2016.

CC Horgan, AL Rodriguez, R Li, KF Bruggeman, N Stupka, JK Raynes, L Day, JW White, RJ Williams, DR Nisbet,  “Characterisation of minimalist co-assembled fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl self-assembling peptide systems for presentation of multiple bioactive peptides”, Acta biomaterialia, 38, pp 11-22, 2016.

Francesca Maclean, Georgina Ims, Malcolm Horne, Richard Williams, David R Nisbet, "A Programmed Anti‐Inflammatory Nanoscaffold (PAIN) as a 3D Tool to Understand the Brain Injury Response" Advanced Materials, Accepted 2018

FA Somaa, T-Y Wang, JC Niclis, KF Bruggeman, JA Kauhausen, H Guo, S McDougall, RJ Williams, DR Nisbet, LH Thompson, CL Parish "Peptide-based scaffolds support human cortical progenitor graft integration to reduce atrophy and promote functional repair in a model of stroke" Cell Reports, 20, pp 1964-1977, 2017.

D.R. Nisbet, T.Y. Wang, K.F. Bruggman, J.C. Niclis, F.A. Somaa, V. PennaC.P.J. Hunt, Y. Wang, J.A. Kauhausen, R.J. Williams, L.H. Thompson C.L. Parish, “Shear containment of BDNF within molecular hydrogels promote human stem cell engraftment and post-infarction remodeling in stroke”, Advanced Biosystems, 2 (9), 1800113, 2018.