|Dr Cleo Choong obtained her MEng (1st class hons) in Materials Technology-Materials in Medicine from the Department of Materials, Queen Mary College, University of London. She went on to pursue her doctorate in Bone Tissue Engineering under the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) Overseas Scholarship scheme at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford. In 2003, Dr Choong was awarded the BP Younger Engineers Award and Gold Medal for Excellence in Engineering by a Younger Engineer by the House of Commons (UK) for her research in ‘Engineering Living Bone'. As a deployed A*STAR scholar, Dr Choong established the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology funded by the Singapore Stem Cell Consortium (SSCC) and undertook postdoctoral attachments at the University of Cambridge, Wenner-Gren Institute Stockolm University and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, where she integrated knowledge from stem cell biology and epigenetics with advances in materials technology for regenerative medicine applications. Dr Choong went on to pursue an MBA whilst working with Bio*One Capital, the venture capital arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Prior to joining the department as a member of faculty, Dr Choong also spent time at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), where she managed their flagship programme on Personalised Medicine and explored opportunities for bench to boardroom research.|
- A 3D Injectable Hydrogel-Bioactive Glass Hybrid Construct for Bone Regeneration
- Biomaterial regulation of endothelial cell-mediated thrombogenicity
- Conductive PCL-based scaffolds for enhanced wound healing responses under electrical stimulation
- Development of a novel tissue engineering approach for microsurgical flap coverage (Proj code: ISG/11001)
- Development of massively parallel nanolithography for the study of stem cell
- Diabetic skin model
- Directed Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation Using AlgiMatrix, a Three-Dimensional Scaffold with Tunable Mechanical properties
- Encapsulated cells for tissue engineering applications: Optimisation of microenvironmental conditions for 3D culture of cells
- Instructive microenvironments for directing growth and proliferation of cells
- Nanocarbon and antibacterial materials
- Liu, Y., Tan, T.T.Y, Yuan, S. and Choong, C. (2013). Multifunctional P(PEGMA)-REDV conjugated titanium surfaces for improved endothelial cell selectivity and hemocompatibility. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 1(2), 157-167.
- Thian, E.S., Konishi, T., Kawanobe, Y., im, P.N., Choong, C., Ho., B. and Aizawa, M. (2012). Zinc-substituted hydroxyapatite: a biomaterial with enhanced bioactivity and antibacterial property. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, .
- Yuan, S., Tang, S., Li., L., Liang, B., Choong, C. and Pehkonen, S.O. (2012). Poly(4-vinylaniline)-Polyaniline Bilayer-Modified Stainless Steels for the Mitigation of Biocorrosion by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria (SRB) in Seawater. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(45), 14738-14751.
- Xu, Q. C., Zhang, Y., Tan, M. J., Liu, Y., Yuan, S., Choong, C., Tan, N. S. and Tan, T. T. Y. (2012). Anti-cAngptl4 Ab-conjugated N-TiO2/NaYF4:Yb,Tm Nanocomposite for Near Infrared-Triggered Drug Release and Enhanced Targeted Cancer Cell Ablation. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1(4), 470-474.
- Wong, Y.Y., Yuan S. and Choong, C. (2012). Degradation of PEG and non-PEG alginate-chitosan microcapsules in different pH environments. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 96, 2189-2192.