Keren M. Abberton
  • O’Brien Institute Department of SVI, St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Research fields
  • Stem cell
Personal information


Ph.D of Philosophy, Monash University, 2000

Current position

Scientific Project Officer, Cell Biology MCRI
Honorary Senior Research Officer, Department of Surgery University of Melbourne
Honorary Senior Research Officer, Department of Paediatrics University of Melbourne
Clinical Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University


  1. Okech, W., Abberton, K. M., Kuebel, J. M., Hocking, D. C. and Sarelius, I. H. (2016). Extracellular matrix fibronectin mediates an endothelial cell response to shear stress via the heparin-binding, matricryptic RWRPK sequence of FNIII1H. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 311(4): H1063-H1071.
  2. Ahnood, A., Fox, K. E., Apollo, N. V., Lohrmann, A., Garrett, D. J., Nayagam, D. A., Karle, T., Stacey, A., Abberton, K. M., Morrison, W. A., Blakers, A. and Prawer, S. (2016). Diamond encapsulated photovoltaics for transdermal power delivery. Biosens Bioelectron 77: 589-597.
  3. Debels, H., Gerrand, Y. W., Poon, C. J., Abberton, K. M., Morrison, W. A. and Mitchell, G. M. (2015). An adipogenic gel for surgical reconstruction of the subcutaneous fat layer in a rat model. J Tissue Eng Regen Med.
  4. Debels, H., Hamdi, M., Abberton, K. and Morrison, W. (2015). Dermal matrices and bioengineered skin substitutes: a critical review of current options. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 3(1): e284.
  5. Palmer, J. A., Abberton, K. M., Mitchell, G. M. and Morrison, W. A. (2014). Macrophage phenotype in response to implanted synthetic scaffolds: an immunohistochemical study in the rat. Cells Tissues Organs 199(2-3): 169-183.
  6. Ozcelik, B., Brown, K. D., Blencowe, A., Ladewig, K., Stevens, G. W., Scheerlinck, J. P., Abberton, K., Daniell, M. and Qiao, G. G. (2014). Biodegradable and biocompatible poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel films for the regeneration of corneal endothelium. Adv Healthc Mater 3(9): 1496-1507.
  7. Ozcelik, B., Blencowe, A., Palmer, J., Ladewig, K., Stevens, G. W., Abberton, K. M., Morrison, W. A. and Qiao, G. G. (2014). Highly porous and mechanically robust polyester poly(ethylene glycol) sponges as implantable scaffolds. Acta Biomater 10(6): 2769-2780.
  8. Zhang, H., Brown, K. D., Lowe, S. P., Liu, G. S., Steele, D., Abberton, K. and Daniell, M. (2014). Acrylic acid surface-modified contact lens for the culture of limbal stem cells. Tissue Eng Part A 20(11-12): 1593-1602.
  9. Brown, K. D., Low, S., Mariappan, I., Abberton, K. M., Short, R., Zhang, H., Maddileti, S., Sangwan, V., Steele, D. and Daniell, M. (2014). Plasma polymer-coated contact lenses for the culture and transfer of corneal epithelial cells in the treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency. Tissue Eng Part A 20(3-4): 646-655.
  10. Debels, H., Galea, L., Han, X. L., Palmer, J., van Rooijen, N., Morrison, W. and Abberton, K. (2013). Macrophages play a key role in angiogenesis and adipogenesis in a mouse tissue engineering model. Tissue Eng Part A 19(23-24): 2615-2625.
  11. Hsiao, S. T., Lokmic, Z., Peshavariya, H., Abberton, K. M., Dusting, G. J., Lim, S. Y. and Dilley, R. J. (2013). Hypoxic conditioning enhances the angiogenic paracrine activity of human adipose-derived stem cells. Stem Cells Dev 22(10): 1614-1623.
  12. Lilja, H. E., Morrison, W. A., Han, X. L., Palmer, J., Taylor, C., Tee, R., Moller, A., Thompson, E. W. and Abberton, K. M. (2013). An adipoinductive role of inflammation in adipose tissue engineering: key factors in the early development of engineered soft tissues. Stem Cells Dev 22(10): 1602-1613.
  13. Poon, C. J., Pereira, E. C. M. V., Sinha, S., Palmer, J. A., Woods, A. A., Morrison, W. A. and Abberton, K. M. (2013). Preparation of an adipogenic hydrogel from subcutaneous adipose tissue. Acta Biomater 9(3): 5609-5620.
  14. Srisuwan, T., Tilkorn, D. J., Al-Benna, S., Abberton, K., Messer, H. H. and Thompson, E. W. (2013). Revascularization and tissue regeneration of an empty root canal space is enhanced by a direct blood supply and stem cells. Dent Traumatol 29(2): 84-91.
  15. Ladewig, K., Abberton, K. and O’Connor, A. (2012). Designing in vivo bioreactors for soft tissue engineering. J Biomater Tissue Eng 2: 1-12.
  16. Srisuwan, T., Tilkorn, D. J., Al-Benna, S., Vashi, A., Penington, A., Messer, H. H., Abberton, K. M. and Thompson, E. W. (2012). Survival of rat functional dental pulp cells in vascularized tissue engineering chambers. Tissue Cell 44(2): 111-121.
  17. Dolderer, J. H., Thompson, E. W., Slavin, J., Trost, N., Cooper-White, J. J., Cao, Y., O'Connor A, J., Penington, A., Morrison, W. A. and Abberton, K. M. (2011). Long-term stability of adipose tissue generated from a vascularized pedicled fat flap inside a chamber. Plast Reconstr Surg 127(6): 2283-2292.
  18. Hamid, Z. A., Blencowe, A., Ozcelik, B., Palmer, J. A., Stevens, G. W., Abberton, K. M., Morrison, W. A., Penington, A. J. and Qiao, G. G. (2010). Epoxy-amine synthesised hydrogel scaffolds for soft-tissue engineering. Biomaterials 31(25): 6454-6467.
  19. Stillaert, F. B., Abberton, K. M., Keramidaris, E., Thompson, E. W., Blondeel, P. N. and Morrison, W. A. (2010). Intrinsics and dynamics of fat grafts: an in vitro study. Plast Reconstr Surg 126(4): 1155-1162.
  20. Seach, N., Mattesich, M., Abberton, K., Matsuda, K., Tilkorn, D. J., Rophael, J., Boyd, R. L. and Morrison, W. A. (2010). Vascularized tissue engineering mouse chamber model supports thymopoiesis of ectopic thymus tissue grafts. Tissue Eng Part C Methods 16(3): 543-551.
  21. Dolderer, J. H., Findlay, M. W., Abberton, K., Trost, N., Cooper-White, J., Schaller, H. E. and Morrison, W. A. (2010). In-vivo tissue engineering of vascularised adipose tissue for breast reconstruction: Long-term results and transplantation. Tissue Engineering (Part A) 125(6): 74.
  22. Francis, D., Abberton, K., Thompson, E. and Daniell, M. (2009). Myogel supports the ex-vivo amplification of corneal epithelial cells. Exp Eye Res 88(3): 339-346.
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