Dr Vaughan Feisst
Research | Current
My research interests are focused on two overlapping fields. The first is skin engineering, the process of making human skin in the laboratory to be used to treat burn wounds. We are designing and testing fully synthetic materials as scaffolds on which to grow skin cells. Once we have identified an ideal scaffold we will move to clinical trials through our collaborations with the National Burn Centre.
My second area of research interest is mesenchymal cell populations that reside in human dermis, the layer of skin that provides structural integrity. Of particular interest are the mature and progenitor fibroblast cell populations. We are interested in the relationships between these cell populations and the role each plays in human skin homeostasis, wound healing, and disease.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Feisst, V., Brooks, A. E., Chen, C.-J., & Dunbar, P. R. (2014). Characterization of Mesenchymal Progenitor Cell Populations Directly Derived from Human Dermis. Stem Cells and Development10.1089/scd.2013.0207
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Brooks, Rod Dunbar
- Abdul Rahman, N., Feisst, V., Dickinson, M. E., Malmström J, Dunbar, P. R., & Travas-Sejdic, J. (2013). Functional polyaniline nanofibre mats for human adipose-derived stem cell proliferation and adhesion. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 138 (1), 333-341. 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2012.11.065
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Johannes Reynisson, Michel Nieuwoudt, David Williams, Margaret Brimble, Michelle Dickinson, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, Rod Dunbar, Jenny Malmstrom
- Locke, M., Feisst, V., & Dunbar, P. R. (2011). Concise review: human adipose-derived stem cells: separating promise from clinical need. Stem Cells, 29 (3), 404-411. 10.1002/stem.593
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rod Dunbar