Personal details

Dr Laura Bray
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering, Other Physical Sciences
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Identifiers and profiles

Evaluation of Fibroin based Scaffolds for Ocular Tissue Reco (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
  • Women in Technology (WIT)
  • European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Laura Bray is a research fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre in Regenerative Medicine at QUT. She graduated with first class honours in Biomedical Science followed by a PhD at QUT. At the end of 2012, Dr Bray was awarded the inaugural Prime Minister’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Postdoctoral Award (awarded to only one woman in Australia), which she accepted and joined the group of Professor Carsten Werner at the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany. After 3 years working in Dresden, from 2013-2016, Dr Bray received a National Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Cure Cancer Australia project grant and moved her research to the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia in March 2016. Through the use of state of the art matrix engineering techniques, her work has led to a number of significant advances in knowledge in the area of 3D tissue engineering and culture techniques. Her work has helped to clarify the potential role of the matrix environment in 3D cell cultivation and has provided new insights into mimicking the natural tissue environment in vitro.




Main areas of research:

– Development of 3D breast cancer models

– Role of angiogenesis in tumour development

– Cross-talk of cancer cells with their microenvironment

– Role of the surrounding microenvironment in cancer progression and metastasis


This information has been contributed by Dr Laura Bray.


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