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.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Auckland-scientists-growing-artificial-skin/tabid/367/articleID/292699/Default.aspx

 

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.

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/new-discovery-in-skin-treatment-5866246

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary location

THOMAS BUILDING EXTENSION - Bldg 110N
Level 2, Room 2002
3A SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand