Associate Professor Kuldip Sidhu
Field:
Regenerative Medicine (incl. Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering), Animal Neurobiology
Contact Details
Phone:
02 9382 2622
Fax:
9382 2622
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Bio: 

Research Interests:
Major focus of research in my lab is to use stem cells from both embryonic and non-embryonic sources and to develop therapeutic applications particularly for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other neuronal diseases. We developed a joint-patent protected new hESC line, Endeavour-1 and a cloning technique that could be licenced from SESIAHS for obtaining various lineage specifications. My formal training in this field is from the WiCell, Wisconsin USA with Prof James Thomson, who propagated these cells in 1998 for the first time. My background in research is in the major field of reproductive biology with specialization in cell and molecular biology of gametes/embryos and assisted reproductive technology. The major breakthrough in my research has been the establishment of in vitro fertilization system for the possum, first for any Australian marsupials and the derivation of clones from various hESC lines and their lineage specifications. Recently we have produced an another human embryonic stem cell line from Australia called, Endeavour-2. Currently we have four major research programs, each with associated projects: 1.DEVELOPING A SKIN-TO-NEURON AUTOLOGOUS ADULT STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY 2.TOWARDS DEVELOPING STEM CELLS THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE 3.GENERATING DISEASE SPECIFIC STEM CELL LINES by iPS CELL TECHNOLOGY AS MODEL TO STUDY ALZHEIMER'S AND PARKINSON'S DISEASE 4.TISSUE ENGINEERING BY USING 3D PROPAGATION OF STEM CELLS USING BIOREACTOR

Broad Research Areas:
Stem Cells, Cell Biology and Gene Regulation

Qualifications:
BSc(Med), PhD

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB), Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT), Member, International committee and Travel Grant Committee of ISSCR

Specific Research Keywords:
Stem Cell Biology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Endocrinology

Current Research Projects & Interests: 
OSMR Dr Paul Brock Stem Cell Scholarship for Henry Chung - Generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines using different somatic cells through non-viral means
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