Stem Cells

Research in the school aims to characterise cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie stem cell behaviour in development and disease, leading to the identification and characterisation of innovative biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma Joint Project Leaders Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma treatment Doctor Marlene Hao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Analysing genetic roles of RNA-binding proteins and alternative splicing in Drosophila stem cells Project Leader Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Autologous stem cell therapies in Australia Project Leader Associate Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Blood Atlas: Understanding cell state and differentiation using genomics data from blood cells Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Neuroscience
Cell state and cell fate: Systems biology approaches to understanding cell identity Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Neuroscience
Cellular trafficking and male fertility Project Leader Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Cheng laboratory: Stem cell and organ size control regulation Head of Laboratory Dr Louise Cheng
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Clark laboratory: Transcriptomics and Neurogenetics Head of Laboratory Dr Mike Clark
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Contemplating stem cells in society Project Leader Dr Claire Tanner Anatomy and Neuroscience
EMT regulators in intestinal and germline stem cells Project Leader Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Functional genomic screens for cardiovascular drug discovery Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Genes underlying differentiation of enteric neuronal subtypes Joint Project Leaders Dr Lincon Stamp Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics and Drosophila models of human disease Head of Laboratory Professor Gary Hime
Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do dietary nutrients affect the ability of stem cells and stem cell-derived tumours to grow and divide? Dr Louise Cheng Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do neurons maintain their specialised status? Dr Louise Cheng Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do tumours compete with other tissues for resources? Dr Louise Cheng Anatomy and Neuroscience
Investigating the Dystrophin-Glycoprotein Complex to Protect Muscles from Wasting Conditions Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Investigating the role of cachexia in the response to surgical tumour resection in mice Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Lynch laboratory: Basic and clinical myology Head of Laboratory Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Metabolic activity underlying enteric neurons, glia and progenitors Dr Marlene Hao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Metabolic reprogramming of skeletal muscle stem cells Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch Physiology
Modeling human heart development using human cardiac organoids Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Molecular and cellular analysis of mammalian ovary development and disease Project Leader Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
Munsie laboratory: Ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell research Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Megan Munsie
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel regulators of germline stem cells Project Leader Professor Gary HIme Anatomy and Neuroscience
Patient voices: An analysis of patients’ information-based priorities and needs Project Leader Associate Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Porrello laboratory: Cardiac Regeneration Head of Laboratory Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Post-natal control of cardiac gene regulatory networks Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Potential of stem cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung’s disease Dr Lincon Stamp Anatomy and Neuroscience
Pébay laboratory: Stem Cell Disease Modelling Head of Laboratory Professor Alice Pebay
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Risk genes for neuropsychiatric disorders Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Neuroscience
The Stemformatics Stem Cell Atlas Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Neuroscience
Therapeutic potential of skeletal muscle plasticity and slow muscle programming for muscular dystrophy Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Transcriptional regulation of intestinal organoid differentiation Project Leader Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Understanding interactions between gut epithelial stem cells and enteric neurons Dr Lincon Stamp Anatomy and Neuroscience
Wells laboratory: Stem cell systems Head of Laboratory Professor Christine Wells
Anatomy and Neuroscience

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