Dr Sophia Leung
Sophia Leung completed her Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland in 2010. She commenced her doctoral degree at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in October of 2011.
Research | Current
Finding the links between knee injury and osteoarthritis
Sophia's doctoral project aims to investigate how daily activities influence cellular and genetic functions in cartilage and identify the genes that are sensitive to changes due to knee injuries to understand the mechanisms of the onset and progression of osteoarthritis.
Her research involves the development of a novel device for applying complex mechanical stimuli to cells, and gene expression analysis of these mechanically stimulated cells, and the development and validation of cartilage tissue micro finite element model.
- Dr Vickie Shim (Main Supervisor)
- Professor Jillian Cornish (Co Supervisor), Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Associate Professor Iain Anderson (Co Supervisor)
- Dr Sue McGlashan (Advisor), Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Associate Professor Thor Besier (Advisor)
- Associate Professor Ashvin Thambyah (Advisor), Faculty of Engineering
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Leung, S. (2016). Finding the Links between Knee Injuries and Osteoarthritis The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.