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Biography

Dr Waterhouse is a Group Leader at HRI and holds a joint position at the Charles Perkins Centre as part of the Central Clinical School at The University of Sydney. In 2016 she received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council. Prior to joining the HRI, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Scientist at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University with Prof Don Ingber.

In 2011, Dr Waterhouse received her PhD from The University of Sydney and HRI on biomimetic coronary stent coatings to treat coronary artery disease, under the supervision of Prof Tony Weiss, Assoc Prof Martin Ng and Prof Marcela Bilek.

To succeed as a scientist, it takes hard work, dedication and a curious mind.”

Grants and awards

2018 Ramaciotti Grant

2018 Sydney Nano Grand Challenge

2017 University of Sydney, Equity Fellowship

2017 University of Sydney, Kickstart Grant

2017 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Travel Fellowship

2016 Australian Research Council, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Patents

Berthet, J.B., Didar, T., Ingber, D.E., Leslie, D.C., Super, M., Waterhouse, A., Watters, A. Modification of surfaces for simultaneous repellency and targeted binding of desired moieties. US provisional number: 61/673,154: Filed 18 July 2012. PCT application number: PCT/US2013/050405: Filing date 12 July 2013, Publication number: WO2014014788 A2

Aizenberg, J., Aizenberg, M., Dunn, S., Ingber, D.E., Leslie, D.C., Kim, P., Super, M., Uzan, O., Waterhouse, A., Watters, A. Modification of surfaces for fluid and solid repellency. PCT application number: PCT/US2013/021056: Filing date 10 Jan 2013. WO2013106588 A1

Ingber, D.E., Leslie, D.C., Super, M., Waterhouse, A., Watters, A. Modification of surfaces for fluid and solid repellency. PCT application number: PCT/US14/46225. Filing date 10 July 2014. WO2016144079 A1

Ingber, D.E., Jain, A., Leslie, D.C., Super, M., Waterhouse, A. A microfluidic device for real-time clinical monitoring and quantitative assessment of whole blood coagulation. PCT application number: PCT/US14/60956: Filing date 16 Oct 2014. WO2016258968 A1

Ng, M.K.C., Waterhouse A., Weiss, A.S. and Wise S.G., Chemically and Biologically Modified Medical Devices, Aug 19, 2014. US patent number: 8,808,365

Collaborations

Prof Marcela Bilek, School of Physics and Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering

Prof Fariba Dehghani, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering