PhD student at University of Melbourne
Recipient of Melbourne International Research Scholarship and Melbourne International Fee Remission scholarship
Serena is a
PhD student at University of Melbourne.
peripheral neuropathy is a common neurological disorder associated with a vast
range of conditions or diseases. In many cases, there is no treatment
available. In recent years, the potential use of human pluripotent stem cells
has attracted much interest for developing regenerative therapies. Having an in vitro source of human sensory neurons
is paramount for studying their development, regenerative capacity as well as
neuropathies, within the human system. Serena’s PhD project will focus on the current need to
derive and functionally characterize sensory neuronal subpopulations from human
pluripotent stem cells. These studies will have implications in the clinical
approaches taken for treating neuropathies.