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14 Dec,2022

Jennifer Zenker: Making her Mark

ARMI group leader Dr Jennifer Zenker is here to make her mark on the field of stem cell research and on the Institute, as both a 2022 Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellow and the head of ARMI’s Diversity & Inclusion committee. An initiative of the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation, the prestigious fellowship means […]

03 Nov,2022

ARMI Returns to Opening the Vault

With the disruptions caused by COVID-19, it has been a few years since ARMI’s last ‘Opening the Vault’ which invites members of the public for a “behind-the-scenes” look at the Institute. Last week marked the return of the event. If there were nerves or dusty science communications skills among ARMI’s cohort of volunteers, you couldn’t […]

11 May,2022

Regen Med Researcher Recognised by Victorian Premier’s Awards

Dr Xiaodong (Ethan) Liu, a regenerative medicine researcher, based at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), was announced a winner at the Victorian Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research in a ceremony on 4 April 2022 at Deakin Edge. Xiaodong was also named the winner of the Basic […]

28 Feb,2022

Dr. Meroula Richardson: From childhood on a farm to a leading cardiologist to ARMILAB

As a cardiologist, regenerative medicine holds enormous appeal for Dr. Meroula Richardson. “Transplantation and heart failure therapies are great – but they are treatment, not a cure,” said Meroula. “The potential for molecular and cell-based therapy to provide a cure is both real and exciting.” That is part of why Meroula has joined ARMI’s Leadership […]

16 Dec,2021

End of Year Address from the Director, Professor Peter Currie

Despite another year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of tremendous achievement at ARMI. From excellent scientific output to the continued camaraderie amongst ARMI staff and students, ARMI Director of Research Professor Peter Currie reflects on the past year and looks to the future with great optimism. Q: What were your highlights […]

07 Oct,2021

ARMI Alumni in Australia: Dr Hozana Castillo

It’s been a “round the world” trip for ARMI alumni Dr Hozana Castillo, who first arrived in Australia in 2016 as part of her postdoctoral studies with the Kaslin Group at ARMI. After returning to her native Brazil in 2018, Hozana is once again back in Melbourne and now working in industry to support drug […]

21 Jun,2021

ARMI Alumni Abroad: Dr Ivan Gladwyn-Ng

When Dr Ivan Gladwyn-Ng chose to undertake his PhD at ARMI, under the supervision of Dr Julian Heng, he had a clear vision for his future. He knew he didn’t want to stay in academia and become a lab head. He knew he loved cytoskeletal proteins and the amazing videos scientists produced. And he knew […]

11 Mar,2021

Making Strides Towards Counteracting Neurodegenerative Diseases at ARMI

The year 2020 was challenging for many Australian biomedical researchers. COVID-19, lockdowns and capacity limits disrupted lab workflow, but with a few changes implemented at ARMI to keep our staff and students safe, our scientists adapted. Indeed, some of our scientists thrived throughout the year, one of whom was group leader Dr Nadinath Nillegoda. Not […]

02 Jun,2020

ARMI From Home: Q&A with Pete Currie – Part II

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated an unprecedented and coordinated response from every corner of the community, and this includes ARMI. To do our bit to help ‘flatten the curve,’ ARMI implemented its working from home plan in late March. For scientists who are often in the lab doing experiments, trying to troubleshoot by talking to […]

27 May,2020

ARMI From Home: Q&A with Pete Currie – Part I

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated an unprecedented and coordinated response from every corner of the community, and this includes ARMI. To do our bit to help ‘flatten the curve,’ ARMI implemented its working from home plan in late March. For scientists who are often in the lab doing experiments, trying to troubleshoot by talking to […]