Professor Caroline Gargett

 - Affiliate Investigator

Research focus: Endometrial Stem/Progenitor cells in gynaecological disease, including a tissue engineering project using tissue engineering principles for treating pelvic organ prolapse

Professor Caroline Gargett is the Deputy Director of the Ritchie Centre and heads the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Laboratory at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. She has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University. Her research interests focus on endometrial stem/progenitor cells and their role in endometrial biology and gynaecological disorders; endometriosis and infertility. She leads an interdisciplinary research team investigating a tissue engineering approach for treating and preventing Pelvic Organ Prolapse using endometrial mesenchymal stem/stromal cells and nanobiomaterials.  She has received several international awards for her discovery of endometrial stem/progenitor cells, including the Society for Reproductive Investigation President’s Achievement Award, and from the Endometriosis Foundation of America. 

Prof Gargett serves on the Board of the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine Australia node. She is a past President of the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research and past Secretary for the Society for Reproductive Biology. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Biology of Reproduction, Reproductive Sciences and Scientific Reports.