Dr. Joshua Chou is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering and Information Technnology) at the University of Technology Sydney. Dr. Chou also serve as a core member of the Centre of Health Technology.

Dr. Chou’s laboratory works at the interface of biomaterials, cell mechanics, physics and cell biology, seeking to understand how physical properties and biological function affect each other in different cellular systems and diseases. These basic mechanical processes have profound effect in health (organ growth, heart/lung development) and diseases including cancer and osteoporosis.

Working with an international multidisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and physicists from Harvard and MIT, the team seeks to understand physical properties of the living cell and their impact in health and disease.

By combining and applying the latest technology in mechanobiology, CRISPR/cas9 gene editing with single-cell sequencing, AI machine learning with super-resolution imaging, microfluidics and micro-contact patterning, Dr. Chou seek to understand disease mechanotransduction in hope of identifying therapeutic targets.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer and Course Director , University of Technology Sydney
  • 2015–2017
    Dean's Scholar, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2016–2017
    Course Director of Advanced Graduate Research Program, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • 2012–2014
    JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Musashino University
  • 2010–2012
    UTS Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2011–2012
    Australia Endeavour Cheung Kong Research Fellow, Musashino University

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Technology Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy in Nanobiotechnology
  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • 2006 
    University of Technology Sydney, Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine Society
  • Australia Ceramic Society
  • Australian Society for Biophysics