Dr Xenia Kaidonis and Dr Karlea Kremer, both Peter Couche Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in the Stroke Research Foundation at SAHMRI, will present ‘Stem cell therapy in acute and chronic stroke?’
Dr Kaidonis is a Peter Couche Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Stroke Research Programme. Her research focuses on mouse models of stroke, assessment of chronic stroke disability and the development of a chronic stroke treatment using dental pulp stem cells. Dr Kaidonis is also interested in investigating how dental pulp stem cells modulate the peri-neuronal net (the neuronal extracellular matrix) and how this may enhance neuroplasticity to improve chronic stroke disability.
Dr Karlea Kremer is a Peter Couche Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Stroke Research Programme. Her research interests are using dental pulp stem cells for the treatment of stroke, as well as investigating alternative methods of improving the post-stroke brain to make it more receptive for stem cell transplantation via the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation. Dr Kremer has a molecular biology background and is also working on reprogramming dental pulp stem cells to neural stem cells.
Date: Wednesday 30 September,
Venue:Ground Floor Seminar Rooms, Basil Hetzel Institute, 37a Woodville Road, Woodville.