Genetics and cell biology of cardiac development

Growing new organs – science fiction or science future?

The demand for organ donation increases every year, but the tissue available for donation remains static.

Dr Kelly Smith, during her PhD, was in the place where surgeons performed Australia’s first split liver transplant, trying to get more out of the organs that they had, and she thought ‘we should be making these’. She had found her research passion.

Dr Smith is a developmental biologist. Her research group is studying how the embryo forms a heart, when it begins as a single cell.

 

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Dr Kelly Smith

Dr Kelly Smith

Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division

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    Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
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    Institute for Molecular Bioscience

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