Dr Aswathi Gopalakrishnan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine


A bioengineer with an interest in clinical translation of cell and tissue engineering for disease modeling, Aswathi is experienced in designing and characterizing tissue-engineered constructs, as well as assessing tissue functionality. With a Bachelor's in Biotechnology and a Master's in Molecular Medicine, Aswathi completed her Ph.D. from the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland, on developing in vitro cardiac aging model using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). She is the recipient of several awards including the Wonder of Science Young Science Ambassador Award, the AIBN Travel Award, the UQ Career Development Scholarship Award, and the UQ Graduate Research Training Scholarship. As an academic at UQ, Aswathi has also designed and delivered tutorials, laboratory practical lectures, and supervised assessments, contributing to the holistic growth of aspiring bioengineers.

Aswathi is also an active member of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) and a member of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS). She has presented at renowned international conferences, delivering presentations at events like the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society-AP Chapter and the 7th Asian Biomaterials Congress.


  • Associate Fellow, AdvanceHE, AdvanceHE
  • Doctor of Philosophy of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Gopalakrishnan, Aswathi, Wolvetang, Ernst, Li, Joan and Cooper-White, Justin (2022). A human iPSC-based cardiac tissue model to understand age-related heart failure. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Asia Pacific Chapter Conference (TERMIS-AP), Jeju, South Korea, 5-8 October 2022. New Rochelle, NY, United States: Mary Ann Liebert.

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