Dr Sophia Leung



Sophia Leung completed her Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland in 2010. She commenced her doctoral degree at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in October of 2011.

Research | Current

Finding the links between knee injury and osteoarthritis

Sophia's doctoral project aims to investigate how daily activities influence cellular and genetic functions in cartilage and identify the genes that are sensitive to changes due to knee injuries to understand the mechanisms of the onset and progression of osteoarthritis.

Her research involves the development of a novel device for applying complex mechanical stimuli to cells, and gene expression analysis of these mechanically stimulated cells, and the development and validation of cartilage tissue micro finite element model.


Research groups

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Leung, S. (2016). Finding the Links between Knee Injuries and Osteoarthritis The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31921