Congratulations to University of Melbourne researcher and ARC CPTT Chief Investigator A/ Professor Alice Pèbay who has recently been awarded a highly competitive NHMRC Research Fellowship.

Her project “Human induced pluripotent stem cells to understand neurodegeneration” will use stem cells taken from patients to generate unique and important eye tissue models relevant in certain eye diseases (glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration) and the brain (Alzheimer’s disease). These models will allow us to study these diseases in extreme detail. The program will help to uncover how and why these diseases develop and will be used to search for new treatments to prevent them or to slow their progression.

The NHMRC funding supports research across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research.

 

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