SoMS Honours

SoMS Honours

Potential Projects » Cell Biology & Stem Cells

 

Prof Nick Di Girolamo

Ocular Disease Research Group, SoMS

Understanding how stem cells maintain the cornea under steady-state

Prof Nick Di Girolamo

Ocular Disease Research Group, SoMS

Understanding how stem cells partake in wound-healing

Prof Nick Di Girolamo

Ocular Disease Research Group, SoMS

Discovering better markers of corneal stem cells in order to devise better transplantation/grafting strategies for patients with severe corneal disease

Prof Nick Di Girolamo

Ocular Disease Research Group, SoMS

Understanding how the cornea is impacted by metabolic disease

Prof David Goldstein

Prince of Wales Clinical School

(Epi-)Genetic profiling of circulating cancer (stem) cells in patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Dr Daniel Hesselson

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Using the immune system to regenerate damaged organs

Dr Siiri IismaaProf Robert M Graham & Dr Amy Nicks

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Understanding the regulation of gene expression in cardiac development and regeneration

Dr Prashanth J Rao

Prince of Wales Clinical School

Evaluation of cell membrane and extracellular matrix of brain tumours to aid targeting (Collaboration with Lowy cancer institute and Faculty of Engineering UNSW) 

Prof Nicholas Shackel

SWS Clinical School and Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Circulating tumour cells in liver cancer: Personalised cancer diagnosis and management (Honours & MSc)

Prof Melissa Knothe Tate

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

Human periosteum derived mesenchymal stem cells (pdMSCs)

Dr Julie Thoms & Prof John Pimanda

Adult Cancer Program

The role of stem cell enhancers in normal and leukaemic blood development

A/Prof Nigel Turner

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Group, SoMS

Promoting NAD biosynthesis to prevent diabetes and cancer

A/Prof Nigel Turner

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Group, SoMS

Understanding the role of mitochondria as signaling organelles

Prof Jamie Vandenberg & Dr Carus Lau

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Structural Basis of drug binding to hERG K+ channel

Dr Jenny Wang

Children's Cancer Institute

Epigenetic regulation of leukaemia stem cells 

Dr Jenny Wang

Children's Cancer Institute

Developing a new curative therapy for aggressive leukaemia

Dr Shafagh Waters & Prof Adam Jaffe

Australasian Centre for Personalized Cystic Fibrosis Medicine (ACPCFM)

Cystic fibrosis derived mini-organs; a model system for precision medicine

Dr Shafagh Waters & Prof Adam Jaffe

Australasian Centre for Personalized Cystic Fibrosis Medicine (ACPCFM)

Targeted activation of CFTR via manipulation of a non-coding RNA pathway

Dr Shafagh Waters & Prof Adam Jaffe

Australasian Centre for Personalized Cystic Fibrosis Medicine (ACPCFM)

Harnessing protective and antiapoptotic function of stress granules (SGs) in CF

Dr Shafagh Waters & Prof Adam Jaffe

Australasian Centre for Personalized Cystic Fibrosis Medicine (ACPCFM)

Serum biomarkers of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD)

Prof John Whitelock & A/Prof Megan Lord

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

Re-engineering the basement membrane with CRISPR/Cas to investigate how tumour cells interact with its components to facilitate invasion and metastasis

Dr Lindsay Wu & Prof David Sinclair

Molecular Biology of Ageing, SoMS

Cellular senescence in ageing, diabetes and cancer