The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, VIC, Australia
A/Prof Clare Parish is a Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellow and heads the Stem Cells and Neural Development laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Melbourne. She obtained her PhD from Monash (Australia), postdoctoral training at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden), and established her research group in 2008. Clare has a broad research interest relating to repairing the injured brain. She places a strong emphasis on understanding neural development, with the idea that recapitulating many of these early events will influence regeneration. Her major research themes include: understanding neural development; directed differentiation of human and mouse pluripotent stem cells; molecular mechanisms underlying axonal plasticity, and improving cell-replacement therapy for brain repair. Clare has >80 publications (with >50% related to stem cell research).