Characterisation and application of human neural precursor cells in cell-based therapy

Summary

Applications of human fetal spinal-cord derived stem cells in cell-based therapy . . .

Supervisor(s)

Professor Tailoi Chan-Ling

Research Location

Camperdown - School of Medical Sciences - Bosch Institute

Program Type

PHD

Synopsis

Studies in our lab have aimed to determine the conditions required to generate pure populations of human spinal cord derived astrocytes. Further studies are underway to maximise cell differentiation along the oligodendrocytic and neuronal pathways. Studies will be undertaken to maximize integration, migration and functional incorporation of transplanted cells in experimental models of disease.

Additional Information

Techniques include:
tissue culture, flow cytometry, westerns, immunohistochemistry, image analysis, small animal surgery, experimental models of disease; possible areas for PhD topics

This project will be co-supervised by Dr Michael Lovelace.

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Keywords

Spinal Cord Injury, brain injury., astrocyte, oligodendrocytes, neurons, Stem cells, neural precursor cells., Brain & nervous system disorders, Hearing & vision problems, Genetic disorders, Cell biology, Genes in biology & medicine, Neuroscience & psychology, The senses

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 162

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