Having the guts to make a difference

Associate Professor Helen Abud and Dr Thierry Jarde

Associate Professor Helen Abud, one of Australia’s foremost stem cell researchers, conducts pioneering research on the stem cells located in the inner lining of the bowel. Recently, the team discovered a molecule that regulates how stem cells divide, which might be able to block to limit the growth of the tumours.

Read more about Helen's research in Having the guts to make a difference.

Listen to Associate Professor Abud and Research Fellow Dr Thierry Jarde’s stories as they share an insight into their research, their journeys into a scientific career and their personal rewards.

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