Cristiana Mattei

Neural Regeneration and Repair Dr Mirella Dottori
PhD student at University of Melbourne
Recipient of Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship and Melbourne International Research scholarship

Cristiana is a PhD student based in the Centre for Neural Engineering at the University of Melbourne.


The focus of her study is to establish a 3D cell culture to model cortical development, establishing “brain in the dish” in 3D. The aim of this study is to develope into a model for engineering neuronal tissue in 3D which could potentially open the door for developing organotypic models to study brain development and perhaps more importantly could be used to study mechanisms underlying neurological disorders encompassing such things as degenerative disease, neuro-cognitive disorders and brain trauma.