DR Raymond Wong

DR Raymond Wong

Positions

Overview

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  • My research interest is the signals controlling cell fate decisions of human pluripotent stem cells. My previous research in the past 12 years has led to improvement of the method to grow human embryonic stem cells and method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells. Currently, my research focuses on developing methods to turn human pluripotent stem cells into retinal cells and facilitating the development of cell replacement therapies for retinal diseases. Another aim of my current research is to utilize human stem cells to model and study pathological progression of various retinal diseases to improve treatment options.   

Publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • 2016-2017 CIA, ORIA grant; 2015-2016 CI, ERAF grant; 2015-2018 CIA, NHMRC project grant; 2015-2016 CIA, AMDF incubator grant;  2015-2016 CIB, ORIA grant; 2015-2016 CIB, Retina Australia research grant; 2014-2015 University of Melbourne ERC grant; 2014-2015 CIA, ORIA grant; 2014-2016 AI, NHMRC project grant; 2013-2016 Cranbourne Foundation Fellowship; 2011-2012 National Institutes for Health Visiting Fellow award; 2008-2009 California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Post-doctoral Training Fellowship   

Awards

Education and training

  • Postdoc, National Institute on Aging 2013
  • Postdoc, University of California - Irvine 2011
  • PhD, Monash University 2007
  • B.Sci (Hons), Monash University 2003
  • B.Biomed, University of Melbourne 2002

Awards and honors

  • ACES-SVHM Bionics Award for Excellence in iPSC Modelling, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science & St Vincent’s Hospital, 2015
  • Monash Institute of Medical Research Annual Student Symposium Oral Presentation Award, Monash Institute of Medical Research, 2006
  • Australian Stem Cell Centre Premier Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australian Stem Cell Centre, 2006
  • New York Stem Cell Foundation Travel Award, New York Stem Cell Foundation, 2006
  • Australian Stem Cell Centre Postgraduate Travel Award (Round 2), Australian Stem Cell Centre, 2006
  • Monash Postgraduate Travel Grant, Monash University, 2006
  • Australian Stem Cell Centre Postgraduate Travel Award (Round 1), Australian Stem Cell Centre, 2006
  • Monash Institute of Medical Research Annual Student Symposium Team Player Award, Monash Institute of Medical Research, 2005
  • 2nd Australian Stem Cell Centre Scientific Conference Poster Award, Australian Stem Cell Centre, 2004
  • Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award, Monash University, 2004
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Australia government, 2004
  • Australian Stem Cell Centre Postgraduate Conference Grant, Australian Stem Cell Centre, 2004
  • Vacation Scholarship, Monash Institute of Medical Research, 2002
  • Part-time Student Scholarship, Monash University, 2002

Supervision

Available for supervision

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