Stem Cells Australia members Professor Ed Stanley and Associate Professor James Bourne are amongst the newly awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellows recently announced by Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP.
The highly competitive NHMRC Research Fellowships Scheme supports outstanding Australian health and medical researchers who are considered leaders and innovators in their field.
Professor Stanley, who is based at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, has long been interested in pluripotent stem cells and their application in medical research. This funding will allow him to continue to pursue his important research in this area.
Associate Professor Bourne from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University has a research focus on understanding how the infant brain has an enhanced capacity to repair following injury and how these findings could be developed into novel brain regenerative therapies.
Commenting on the announcement of the new Fellows, NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson said, “They have a clear vision for their research, and in progressing their vision, advance their field and enhance Australia’s research capacity in that area. They are among Australia’s brightest hopes for delivering breakthroughs in new treatments and practices.”
Congratulations Ed and James!