Professor Patrick Tam
Professor & NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
Dr Tam is internationally recognized for pioneering the application of micromanipulation and embryo culture for analyzing the development of mouse embryos and fate mapping of the mouse germ layers and embryonic gut.
His research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of body patterning during mouse development. His research includes pioneering the application of micromanipulation and embryo culture for analysing mouse embryos and examining the development of the neural tube and embryonic gut. His other current research is on X-linked diseases.
Current national competitive grants*
Cellular therapy for genetic liver disease exploiting induced pluripotent stem cells and liver progenitor cells
Alexander I, Tam P, Russell D, Yeoh G
NHMRC Project Grants ($770,175 over 3 years)
A molecular paradigm of organ formation during embryonic development: The role of RhoGTPase
Tam P, Loebel D
ARC Discovery Projects ($300,000 over 3 years)
Multipotent stem cells derived from postimplantation mouse embryos: Evaluation of germ layer differentiation potential
NHMRC Project Grant ($754,000 over 4 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney