Ian Peall

Developing 3D In Vitro models of Human Neurogenesis to investigate Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in Neural Lineage Specification

Ian started with the Neurogenesis and Stem Cell Group within the GRC during his undergraduate degree, completing a Work Integrated Learning program in 2017. After graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Cell and Molecular Biotechnology) he enrolled into the Master of Philosophy program with the GRC, continuing the work of investigating the role of HSPGs in neural lineage specification in different stem cell models. During his MPhil candidature his project was expanded to include developing 3D models to investigate HSPGs in neural lineage specification.

Ian successfully articulated to a PhD in March 2020 and is continuing his research as a PhD candidate. He is also responsible for the cell line validation and mycoplasma testing done at the GRC.

Thesis title

Developing 3D In Vitro models of Human Neurogenesis to investigate Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in Neural Lineage Specification

Principal Supervisor

Larisa Haupt

Associate Supervisors

Rachel Okolicsanyi, Lyn Griffiths