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Biography

Dr Chan is a bioengineer with research interest in synthetic vascular grafts and biomaterials. He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biochemistry, and completed his Honours degree in biochemistry at The University of Sydney in 2013. Dr Chan joined HRI in 2014, where he developed a new murine model for assessment of synthetic grafts, and completed his PhD in 2018. His current work focuses on new biomaterials and novel functionalisation strategies to improve synthetic vascular grafts.

As a child, I came home from school one day to find out my grandmother had suffered a heart attack after taking me to the bus stop. Fortunately, she was rushed to hospital in time for an emergency balloon angioplasty. I only realised the serious nature of this incident when I was older, and now, it is a constant motivator when I am in the lab.”