Sebastian Amos


  • The University of Western Australia (M706), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Sebastian is a PhD candidate working with the Choi Mechanobiology Lab in the School of Human Sciences. Sebastian’s research focuses on the changes to cell adhesion and behaviour that allow cancer cells to negotiate the mechanical challenges of the metastatic cascade. Metastasis, whereby cells from a primary tumour spread to other tissues, is the primary cause of cancer-related death. Yet, how cancer cells survive the mechanical challenges of this journey remains incompletely understood. Sebastian utilises and designs various platforms to study each step of the metastatic cascade, drawing on collaborative expertise in 3D biomaterials, soft lithography, microfluidics and 3D image analysis. Adopting a transdisciplinary approach, Sebastian is collaborating with biomedical engineering (BRITElab, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research), bioengineering (Confinement Mechanobiology Lab, Mechanbiological Institute, National University of Singapore) and molecular and biochemistry (Park Lab, Yonsei University) groups to study the mechanobiology of metastatic cancers. Sebastian is supported by a Hackett Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University Club of WA Research Travel Scholarship and the BioZone PhD Program.

Sebastian also works closely with other collaborators on projects focusing on stem cell, cardiac and airway mechanobiology, drug delivery, and tumour-immune interactions.

In addition to his research, Sebastian works as an Associate Lecturer of Anatomy for UWA's Medical School and a Prosector within the School of Human Sciences.

Teaching overview

Sebastian has been teaching anatomy in the School of Human Sciences since 2017 and the Medical School since 2018. In various capacities, Sebastian facilitates undergraduate and postgraduate student learning of developmental, structural and functional concepts of anatomy using cadaveric material in laboratory sessions as a lecturer.

Sebastian joined the UWA Medical School in July 2023 as an Associate Lecturer of Anatomy.


UnitRole: Period
ANHB2212: Human Structure and FunctionDemonstrator: 2017 – 2023 
ANHB3324: Human Structure and Function

Lecturer: 2018, Demonstrator: 2018 – 2022

ANHB3310: Applications and Investigations IProject supervisor: 2020 – 2021 
IMED1001: Form and FunctionDemonstrator: 2018 – 2021 

IMED3001: Body Systems and Disease I

Lecturer: 2019 -2021, Demonstrator: ’18 – ’21 

IMED3003: Body Systems and Disease III

Demonstrator: 2018 – 2020

IMED3004: Body Systems and Disease IV

Demonstrator: 2018 – 2020



Role: Period

IMED3111: Integrated Medical Systems I

Demonstrator: 2021 – Present, Lecturer: Present

IMED3112: Integrated Medical Systems II

Demonstrator: 2021 – Present, Lecturer: Present

IMED4443: Integrated Medical Sciences I

Demonstrator: 2018 – 2020

IMED4444: Integrated Medical Sciences II

Demonstrator: 2018 – 2020

IMED4220: Integrated Medical Practice I – A

Demonstrator: 2022 – Present, Lecturer: Present

IMED4222: Integrated Medical Practice I – B

Demonstrator: 2022 – Present, Lecturer: Present


Previous positions

  • Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Jane Pillow at the Preclinical Intensive Care Research Unit, UWA (Jan 2019 - Dec 2019)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Anatomy & Human Biology and Physiology, Bachelor of Science, The University of Western Australia

Physiology, Bachelor of Science (Honours) , The Development of a Three-Dimensional Human Microvessel to Investigate the Mechanism of Sudden Collapse Following Snakebite Envenomation., The University of Western Australia

Research expertise keywords

  • 3D Image Aanalysis
  • Data Science
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Mechanobiology
  • Hydrogels
  • Metastasis


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