Nathalie Bock Verified Researcher

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Dr Bock did her PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics at the Queensland University of Technology. Upon graduation in 2014, she joined the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Center-QLD, with a desire to apply her tissue engineering knowledge into cancer research. She has since developed bioengineered models that replicate the tumour microenvironment of advanced prostate cancer found in the bones, in an all-human laboratory setting. Dr Bock is studying how current and novel therapies affect the tumours in the bones, in order to address the poor prognosis of men with this condition. She is also increasing the complexity of her models by adding more cellular components from the native bone microenvironment. Ultimately, Dr Bock hopes to engineer a representative humanised platform useful for studying all cancers that disseminate to the bones, providing clinicians with a versatile pre-clinical platform to test new drugs.