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Current -Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) – The University of Adelaide 2012-2015
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) – The University of Adelaide 2011
Bachelor of Science (Immunology / Microbiology and Biochemistry) – The University of Adelaide 2008-2010
I'm a current PhD student in the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Laboratory, The University of Adelaide, South Australia. My research focuses on the role of epigenetic modifiers on MSC self-renewal, growth and differentiation. Furthermore my project encompasses how epigenetic modifiers regulate MSC osteogenic differentiation and bone development.
- Cakouros D, Isenmann S, Hemming SE, Menicanin D, Camp E, Zannetinno AC, Gronthos S. Novel basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor hes4 antagonizes the function of twist-1 to regulate lineage commitment of bone marrow stromal/stem cells. Stem Cells Dev. 2015 Jun 1;24(11):1297-308. doi: 10.1089/scd.2014.0471. Epub 2015 Feb 25.
- Hemming S, Cakouros D, Gronthos S. Detachment of mesenchymal stem cells with trypsin/EDTA has no effect on apoptosis detection. Stem Cells. 2014 Jul;32(7):1991-2. doi: 10.1002/stem.1710
- Hemming S, Cakouros D, Isenmann S, Cooper L, Menicanin D, Zannettino A, Gronthos S. EZH2 and KDM6A act as an epigenetic switch to regulate mesenchymal stem cell lineage specification. Stem Cells. 2014 Mar;32(3):802-15. doi: 10.1002/stem.1573
2015- Awarded the University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Medicine travel grant 2015 - $5000 for overseas travel
2014-Awarded best poster prize at the Florey post-graduate conference, national wine centre SA. Awarded $300.
2014: Travel grant awarded by The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia (NSCFA) to attend the 7th ASSCR Annual Meeting, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
2013- Awarded second place for best poster presentation for PhD Student at the Centre for Stem cell research, research day 2013. Awarded $500.
2013- Awarded Best PhD oral presentation at the ANZSCDB meeting 2013, at the University of South Australia. Awarded $200
2013- Travel grant awarded by the NSCFA to attend the 6th ASSCR Annual Meeting, Brisbane, Australia