Perkins Seminar: Associate Professor Rebecca Lim

Event Date and Time:
Thursday 28th March, 2019 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue:
McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nedlands

Associate Professor Rebecca Lim is a stem cell biologist specialising in gestational tissue derived stem cells. She holds joint appointments with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research. A/Prof Lim is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow (Industry) where her work aims to bring novel automated solutions to cell manufacturing for the regenerative medicine sector.

A/Prof Lim leads the Amnion Cell Biology team which has been investigating the regenerative potential of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs). Her research team has uncovered mechanisms through which the hAECs modulate inflammatory events and bolster endogenous repair processes. They have demonstrated that hAECs are able to directly influence the stem cell niche in order to bring about tissue regeneration.

This work has now progressed to clinical trials across multiple clinical indications including premature babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and cerebral palsy, and adults with liver cirrhosis, Crohn’s related perianal fistulas and acute ischaemic stroke.

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