Associate Professor Clare Parish
BBiomedSci, Ph.D

Associate Professor Clare Parish is co-head of the Florey's Basic Discovery theme.

A/Prof Clare Parish heads the Stem Cells and Neural Development. Her lab has a broad research interest relating to repairing the injured brain. Her team places a strong emphasis on understanding neural development, with the idea that recapitulating many of these early events will influence regeneration. Consequently, major research themes within her group include: understanding the neural development; directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells; molecular mechanisms underlying axonal plasticity and improving cell-replacement therapy for brain repair. She has a particular interest in stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Stroke and Huntington’s disease. 

Clare obtained her PhD (Monash) in 2002, followed by 5years postdoctoral research at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden). She returned to Australia in 2007, establishing an independent research group in 2009. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships inclusive of NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship, Human Frontiers Fellowship, NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, Viertel Senior Medical Fellowship and currently holds an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship. Clare has received ongoing NHMRC, ARC and pilantrophic funding throughout her independent career, has >85 career publications, and is an editor for a number of journals including the British Journal of Pharmacology and Cell Death & Disease.

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade


Awards and achievements

Viertal Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellowship, 2011


Ph.D (University of Melbourne)

Research Papers

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