Using patients’ own stem cells to uncover the cellular mechanisms at play in AMD. In this webinar, we will exemplify how patients’ own stem cells provide a powerful model of study for AMD, in which we can assess mechanisms of disease in the cells affected in this condition, and subsequently be used to find novel treatment targets.
About the presenter:
Prof. Alice Pébay obtained a PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Paris in 2001 and subsequently joined Monash University to undertake research on human pluripotent stem cells. She then continued her research in this area at the University of Melbourne where she commenced in 2007.
Alice’s team aims to use patient specific pluripotent stem cells to model neurodegenerative diseases in particular Age-related macular degeneration. Alice was awarded a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career development Fellowship in 2012, subsequently an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship in 2014 and is now a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. Alice is the primary inventor of three granted international patents related to stem cell technology.