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Cathy Ye

Professor

Cathy Ye BEng DPhil

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Director, Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing (OCTEB)

Fellow of Linacre College

Biography

Professor Hua (Cathy) Ye recieved her BEng in Chemical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, China. She graduated with a DPhil in Biochemical Engineering from University College, Oxford in 2005.

Cathy was a Post-doctoral Research Assistant at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, before taking up her post at Oxford as University Lecturer in Engineering Science and Fellow of Linacre College.

Most Recent Publications

A hyaluronic acid granular hydrogel nerve guidance conduit promotes regeneration and functional recovery of injured sciatic nerves in rats.

Yang J, Hsu C-C, Cao T-T, Ye H, Chen J et al. (2023), Neural regeneration research, 18(3), 657-663

Developments of microfluidics for orthopedic applications: A review

Sun M, Gong J, Cui W, Li C, Yu M et al. (2023), Smart Materials in Medicine, 4, 111-122

Combination of stem cell therapy and acupuncture to treat ischemic stroke: a prospective review

Jia H, He J, Zhao L, Hsu C-C, Zhao X et al. (2022), Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 13(1)

A versatile embedding medium for freeform bioprinting with multi-crosslinking methods.

Li Q, Jiang Z, Ma L, Yin J, Gao Z et al. (2022), Biofabrication

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Research Interests

Within the broad research area of tissue engineering and stem cell technologies, Cathy's specific research interests lie in three interconnected areas: in vitro cancer model, biomaterials and bioreactor for tissue engineering and stem cell expansion

Research Groups

Current Projects

  • Engineering human neural networks (BBSRC for 5 years)
  • Development of a smart bioreactor for mammalian adherent cell expansion for application to cell therapy -  Grant (EPSRC First Grant (EP/H021442/1) from 1st Jan 2010 for two years)
  • Development of bone-cartilage interface (EPSRC Studentship)
  • Development of in vitro three-dimensional tumour models – a feasibility study (John Fell Fund, University of Oxford from 1st Oct 2008 for 18 months)

Most Recent Publications

A hyaluronic acid granular hydrogel nerve guidance conduit promotes regeneration and functional recovery of injured sciatic nerves in rats.

Yang J, Hsu C-C, Cao T-T, Ye H, Chen J et al. (2023), Neural regeneration research, 18(3), 657-663

Developments of microfluidics for orthopedic applications: A review

Sun M, Gong J, Cui W, Li C, Yu M et al. (2023), Smart Materials in Medicine, 4, 111-122

Combination of stem cell therapy and acupuncture to treat ischemic stroke: a prospective review

Jia H, He J, Zhao L, Hsu C-C, Zhao X et al. (2022), Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 13(1)

A versatile embedding medium for freeform bioprinting with multi-crosslinking methods.

Li Q, Jiang Z, Ma L, Yin J, Gao Z et al. (2022), Biofabrication

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Teaching

Lectures

  • C10 Biosystem Modelling 
  • C23/BME2 Tissue Engineering
  • B17/BME1 Biomechanics

Lab organisation

  • Tissue Engineering Lab for MSc in Biomedical Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering Coursework Module
  • Cell characterisation for Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation

Most Recent Publications

A hyaluronic acid granular hydrogel nerve guidance conduit promotes regeneration and functional recovery of injured sciatic nerves in rats.

Yang J, Hsu C-C, Cao T-T, Ye H, Chen J et al. (2023), Neural regeneration research, 18(3), 657-663

Developments of microfluidics for orthopedic applications: A review

Sun M, Gong J, Cui W, Li C, Yu M et al. (2023), Smart Materials in Medicine, 4, 111-122

Combination of stem cell therapy and acupuncture to treat ischemic stroke: a prospective review

Jia H, He J, Zhao L, Hsu C-C, Zhao X et al. (2022), Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 13(1)

A versatile embedding medium for freeform bioprinting with multi-crosslinking methods.

Li Q, Jiang Z, Ma L, Yin J, Gao Z et al. (2022), Biofabrication

View all

DPhil Opportunities

There are PhD projects available for interested candidates within the group research activities. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Cathy Ye. However, PhD applications have to be done through the university website.

Most Recent Publications

A hyaluronic acid granular hydrogel nerve guidance conduit promotes regeneration and functional recovery of injured sciatic nerves in rats.

Yang J, Hsu C-C, Cao T-T, Ye H, Chen J et al. (2023), Neural regeneration research, 18(3), 657-663

Developments of microfluidics for orthopedic applications: A review

Sun M, Gong J, Cui W, Li C, Yu M et al. (2023), Smart Materials in Medicine, 4, 111-122

Combination of stem cell therapy and acupuncture to treat ischemic stroke: a prospective review

Jia H, He J, Zhao L, Hsu C-C, Zhao X et al. (2022), Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 13(1)

A versatile embedding medium for freeform bioprinting with multi-crosslinking methods.

Li Q, Jiang Z, Ma L, Yin J, Gao Z et al. (2022), Biofabrication

View all