Ian Peall

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    PhD Candidate

    2015     Diploma of Laboratory Technology, TAFE

    2018     Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Cell and Molecular Biotechnology), Queensland University of Technology,

    2020    Master of Philosophy student (School of Biomedical Sciences), Queensland University of Technology

    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) Ian 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 Ian’s 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. Ian is also responsible for the cell line validation and mycoplasma testing done within the GRC and works as a sessional academic for 1st and 2nd year Biomedical Science Cell and Molecular Biology and Immunology classes.

    Ian’s current project involves utilising hydrogels to develop 3D environments that mimic the natural neural environment of the human body to study the role HSPGs play in neural lineage specification in different stem cell models in 3D.