Dr Abdullah Al Maruf is an internationally trained veterinarian who recently joined Chris O’Brien Lifehouse as a research assistant in head and neck reconstructive surgery.
Maruf received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh in 2008.
He began working as a livestock officer for the Department for International Development before taking a role as veterinary surgeon for the dairy industry in Bangladesh.
He continued his training as an MS fellow in veterinary surgery at Chungbuk National University, South Korea. his research focused on the effect of low-level laser irradiation in monolayer and three-dimensional rabbit articular chondrocyte culture as well as animal osteoarthritis model.
After graduating, he moved to Australia in 2014 to do a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane with a scholarship from The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. He finished his PhD in 2019, which researched the effect of anti-angiogenic factors in two different models of osteoarthritis.
His areas of interest are in regenerative medicine including cartilage and bone tissue regeneration.