Dr Saeedeh Darzi is a member of the Translational Tissue Engineering Research group in The Ritchie Centre.
Areas of interest
Dr Saeedeh Darzi’s main research interests include but not limited to, immunology, tissue engineering and mesenchymal stem cell biology.
Dr Darzi received her PhD degree from Monash University in December 2017. Her PhD research project focused on the macrophage response to implanted eMSC-seeded non-degradable biomaterial and their effect on tissue regeneration after mesh implantation. During her PhD, she developed a permanent labelling method to track eMSC survival in-vivo. Three first author publications resulted from her thesis. This project was guided by Professors Caroline E. Gargett and Jerome A. Werkmeister.
In 2018, Dr Darzi joined Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) research team in Gargett group where she has been collaborating with Dr Shayanti Mukherjee in multiple POP related projects including evaluating the Foreign Body Response (FBR) to degradable nanofibers in small and large animal models. Dr Darzi is mainly interested in understanding the underlying mechanisms of FBR which will open a way to design new generation of immune-interactive biomaterials. Dr Darzi is skilled in mouse surgeries, cellular and molecular biology, immunofluorescence, and image analysis. Her collaboration with Dr Mukherjee has resulted in 14 research and 5 review publications in reputable journals.