Stem Cell Stories

Read about stem cell research being conducted by world-class scientists and scholars at the University of Melbourne, and its impact on you.


Mini-kidneys in a dish

Professor Melissa Little

Professor Melissa Little is at the forefront of research to find new therapies for kidney disease,  thanks to her tiny, lab-grown organoids.


Towards stem cell therapies for Parkinson's

Associate Professor Clare Parish & Dr Lachlan Thompson

A bioengineering approach that supports survival of cells transplanted into the brain offers new hope of a treatment for Parkinson’s and other brain diseases.


Seeing eye disease clearly with robotics

Associate Professor Alice Pebay & Associate Professor Alex Hewitt

Induced pluripotent stem cells combined with state-of-the-art robotics offers new insights into eye disease.