Dr Nesbitt has collaborated extensively with mechanical engineers and bio-engineering colleagues to develop tools and platforms to investigate key biological questions in cell biology and medicine.
Translational medicine; biomedical engineering; cell biology; haematology; platelet biology.
Dr Warwick Nesbitt’s research expertise is within the fields of translational medicine and biomedical engineering (biomedical devices and biomicrofluidics). He has a focus on the areas of cell biology, haematology and platelet biology, with a specific emphasis on the development of novel micro-imaging approaches to investigate the cell signalling events and adhesion mechanisms governing platelet and neutrophil function under the effects of high shear stress blood flow. Dr Nesbitt has collaborated extensively with mechanical engineers and bio-engineering colleagues in order to develop novel tools and platforms to investigate key biological questions in cell biology and medicine.
Warwick has a strong publications record in highly ranked international journals, including two articles in Nature Medicine. He has also attracted significant external funding on successful grant applications from sources including the NHMRC and ARC. In addition, he has translated the outcomes of his work by filing patent families for new anti-clotting (anti-platelet) drugs and a novel blood function diagnostic device. Warwick has also undertaken leadership roles developing new commercial research and development projects.
Dr Nesbitt was awarded a VC Senior Research Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Engineering.