Richard Mills

Richard from the Hudson and Porrello laboratory

Dr Richard Mills

PostDoctoral Researcher | Laboratory for Cardiac Regeneration

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland


Richard completed a Bachelor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, at The University of Queensland in 2006. Richard then undertook a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the Australian Insitute for Biomedical Engineering (AIBN), The University of Queensland, which he completed in 2011. He was subsequently recruited as a PostDoctoral Researcher to the Stem Cell Engineering Group at the Karolinksa Institute in Sweden. Upon returning to Australia, Richard accepted a Research Officer position, to work on the development of a cardiac micro-tissue screening device, in the Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory, headed by Dr Enzo Porrello and Dr James Hudson.


Phone: +61 7 3346 3927

With the Hudson and Porrello lab since 2013





Fan, Y. Abrahamsen, G. Mills, R. Calderon, C. Leyton, L. Murell, W. Cooper-White, J. McGrath, J. Mackay-Sim, A. Focal adhesion dynamics are altered in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry 2013; 74, 418-26.

Mills, R. Frith, J. Hudson, J. & Cooper-White, J. Tailored integrin-ECM interactions to direct human mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Stem Cells and Development 2011; 21, 2442-56.

Mills, R. Frith, J. Hudson, J. & Cooper-White, J. Effect of geometric challenges on cell migration. Tissue Engineering 2011; 17, 999- 1010.

Frith, J., Mills, R. and Cooper-White, J. Lateral spacing of adhesion peptides influences human mesenchymal stem cell behaviour. Journal of Cell Science 2011; 125, 317-27.

Hudson, J. Frith, J. Donose, B. Rondeau, E. Mills, R. Wolvetang, E. Brooke, G. & Cooper-White, J. A synthetic elastomer based on acrylated polypropylene glycol triol with tunable modulus for tissue engineering applications. Biomaterials 2010; 31, 7937-47.

Hudson, J. Mills, R. Frith, J. Brooke, G. Jaramillo-Ferrada, P. Wolvetang, E. & Cooper-White, J. A defined media and substrate for expansion of human mesenchymal stromal cell progenitors that enriches for osteo- and chondro-genic precursors. Stem Cells and Development 2010; 20, 77-87.

Doran, M. Mills, R. Parker, A. Landman, K. & Cooper-White, J. A cell migration device that maintains a defined surface with no cellular damage during wound edge generation. Lab on a Chip 2009; 9, 2364-69.

Frith J, Jaramillo-Ferrada P, Mills R, Cameron A, Titmarsh D, Wolvetang E & Cooper-White J. Development of defined culture conditions for expansion of mesenchymal stromal cells for clinical applications. Stem cells and cancer stem cells: Therapeutic applications in Disease and Injury, Volume 8, 2012, pp 13-26, Springer.

Chau L, Frith J, Mills R, Menzies D, Titmarsh & Cooper-White J. Microfluidic devices for developing tissue scaffolds. Microfluidic devices for biomedical applications, 2013, pp 363-86, Woodhead Publishing Limited.