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Kae Nicolson


Kae Nicolson BSc

DPhil Student


Kae Nicolson completed their BSc in Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2022. During this time they spent two years as an undergraduate research assistant for Prof. Hyun-Joong Chung developing a biomimetic synthetic aorta for use in ex-vivo heart perfusion devices. Kae commenced their DPhil at the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing in October 2022. Their research focuses on the use of extracellular vesicles for skin wound healing, and they are supervised by Professor Cathy Ye and Professor Malavika Nair.

Research Interests

  • Skin Wound Healing
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Extracellular Vesicles
  • Biomaterial Scaffolds
  • Freeze-drying

Related Academics

Current Projects

Development of an Embedded Extracellular Vesicle Scaffold for Skin Wound Healing

Awards and Prizes

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – Postgraduate Scholarship Doctoral Program
  • Linacre College – Domus Research Prize