Congratulations to Prof Alice Pébay, recipient of an Order of Australia (AM)

Prof Pébay (Dept of Anatomy & Physiology) has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) this year for service to science in particular her work in stem cell and neuroscience research.

Working across the Dept of Anatomy and Physiology (School of Biomedical Sciences) and Dept of Surgery (Melbourne Medical School) Alice Pébay's contributions to science have been far reaching. Her stem cell research has paved the way for genetic road mapping of the leading causes of irreversible blindness - and gained her international recognition, including the invention of three granted international patents related to stem cell technology.

Alice was interviewed by Dockland News about her appointment to a Member of the Order of Australia and said she was incredibly surprised when she received the news.

“It is a humbling experience to know that someone within the community deemed our work worthy of such an honour.” she said in the interview.

In 2012, Alice was awarded a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career development Fellowship, subsequently an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and is now a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. She co-leads the Stem Cell Disease Modelling Laboratory with Dr Maria Di Biase in the Department of Anatomy & Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences.

Image: Members of the Stem Cell Disease Modelling Laboratory group

Last year we interviewed Alice for our In the Lab series, find out what she had to say about her research and working in biomedical sciences here.

Watch 'In the Lab' with Prof Alice Pébay