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Mirella Dottori

Honorary
Biomedical Engineering
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
cell biology
cell differentiation
animals
differentiation
cell & tissue engineering
embryonic stem cells
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A/Prof

Mirella Dottori

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Stem Cell Biology
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A/Prof

Mirella Dottori

 

Dr Mirella Dottori is an ARC Future Fellow and Group Leader of the Stem Cell Laboratory at the Centre for Neural Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr Dottori undertook her PhD at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in the field of developmental neuroscience.

Her studies in this area continued into her postdoctoral training years at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA. She then returned to Australia as a NHMRC Howard Florey Fellow and joined Professor Martin Pera’s group at Monash University to study human stem cell biology. In 2007, Dr Dottori established her own research group at the University of Melbourne.Since 2003, Dr Dottori’s research has been within the field of human pluripotent stem cell biology, which is one of the most rapidly advancing areas of medical research. Pluripotent cells can now be generated from human biopsy tissue and this technology allows the possibility of generating patient-specific stem cells for the development of cell replacement strategies as well as genetically appropriate in vitro human cellular models of disease and drug screening platforms. However, in order to achieve these objectives, it is firstly essential to understand how to regulate stem cell differentiation to a defined lineage. The major focus of Dr Dottori’s research is studying human pluripotent stem cells and their differentiation to specific lineages of the central and peripheral nervous system. Her research objectives are to create human cellular models of neural development and neurodegenerative diseases and also to develop stem cell therapies to promote regeneration within the nervous system.

Projects

Displaying the 24 most recent projects by Mirella Dottori.

24

Projects

Project Types


17

Research Grant


4

Research Contracts


3

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 81 most recent scholarly works by Mirella Dottori.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

ARC Future Fellowship


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Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Biomedical Engineering

Education


DOCTORATE IN MEDICAL BIOLOGY

University of Melbourne

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Hons)

University of Melbourne