Projects

Currently, our laboratory undertakes research in the following areas:

  • Purification of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, neural stem cells and astrocytes: Applications in regenerative medicine
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of human choroidal and retinal vascularisation
  • Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 as a potential therapy in maximising repair functions of hematopoietic stem cells in stemming vision loss
  • Hemichannels and gap junctional communication in astrocytes
  • Frequency of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Peripheral Blood as a
  • Predictive Indicator of Progression to Wet Age-Related Macular
  • Degeneration (ARMD)
  • The role of stem cells and growth factors in normal retinal and choroidal vascular formation
  • A non-invasive treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Ray of Hope

Major Funding Sources

PhD Student Scholarship in Ophthalmology, T Chan-Ling, Rebecca Cooper Medical Research Foundation of Australia, $20,000pa - 2007-2009

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of human choroidal and retinal vascularisation, T Chan-Ling, NHMRC , $276,750 - 2007-2009

Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 as a potential therapy in maximising repair functions of hematopoietic stem cells in stemming vision loss (CG130097), T Chan-Ling, International Science Linkages (Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research), $333,929 -2008-2011

Hemichannels and gap junctional communication in astrocytes: The supportive cells in the central nervous system, T Chan-Ling, International Program Development Fund and Faculty of Medicine, $19,500 - 2009-2010

Principal Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council, T. Chan-Ling, $677,500 -2009-2013

Frequency of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Peripheral Blood – Predictive Indicator of Progression to Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), T Chan-Ling, Optometry Best Practice Grant, $131,548 - 2009-2010

Stemming vision loss with stem cells. Rebecca Cooper L. Medical Research Foundation. A. Korlimbinis, T Chan-Ling, $20,000 – 2009

The 3D Visualisation of neural stem cells transplanted into acute spinal cord injuries. Rebecca Cooper L. Medical Research Foundation. M Weible II, T Chan-Ling, $20,000 -2009

Cell Counter, (Equipment), The Macular Vision Loss Support Society of Australia Inc. Chan-Ling T, Korlimbinis A. $10,000 - 2009

Role of stem cells and growth factors in normal retinal and choroidal vascular formation' Baxter Perpetual trust, T Chan-Ling, $25,000 - 2009

Retinopathy of Prematurity: “A Ray of Hope”, Bonnie Babes Foundation (Donor: Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull), T Chan-Ling, $25,000 – 2009

Rationale for non-invasive treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity: Dark Rearing mimics physiological vascularisation $20,000, Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation, Chan-Ling T - 2010

The Brian M.Kirby Foundation Gift of Sight Initiative, T. Chan-Ling $45,000 - 2010-2012

NH&MRC Project Grant 1005730: Rationale for non-invasive treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity: Dark Rearing as a means of mimicking physiological vascularisation, T. Chan-Ling $399,615, 2011-2013

Rebecca Cooper Medical Research Foundation of Australia, $22,000. 2011. Development and ageing of the human choroidal vasculature: Role of stem cells, lymphangiogenesis and novel pro- and anti-angiogenic growth factors as targets in treating Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (MD)