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21 Nov,2023

ARMI’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Launches First Ever Action Plan

ARMI’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee has launched the “Diversity & Inclusion 3-year Action Plan 2023–2025” today, outlining the current landscape and attitudes of the ARMI cohort, and the path forward to creating a stronger, more inclusive Institute. The Action Plan acknowledges and is informed by the voices of ARMI’s academic and professional staff, as well […]

09 Aug,2023

Strengthening Industry Skills: ARMI PhD Student Parikshit Banerjee Gains Influential Industry mentor through Prestigious IMNIS Program

Industry, commercialisation and translation can feel like another world to biomedical research students. While the gap between academia and industry still exists, it is getting smaller with initiatives such as ARMI’s own Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) and programs including the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), which is supported by the Australian Academy of Technological […]

15 Feb,2023

Honours for ARMI Leaders

Congratulations to Professor Graham Lieschke AM and Emeritus Professor Claude Bernard AM, who have both been recognised as part of the Australia Day Honours this year! Graham has been made a member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia for “significant service to medicine as a haematologist, and to medical research.” Graham, […]

14 Dec,2022

Jennifer Zenker: Making her Mark

ARMI group leader Dr Jennifer Zenker is here to make her mark on the field of stem cell research and on the Institute, as both a 2022 Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellow and the head of ARMI’s Diversity & Inclusion committee. An initiative of the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation, the prestigious fellowship means […]

03 Nov,2022

ARMI Returns to Opening the Vault

With the disruptions caused by COVID-19, it has been a few years since ARMI’s last ‘Opening the Vault’ which invites members of the public for a “behind-the-scenes” look at the Institute. Last week marked the return of the event. If there were nerves or dusty science communications skills among ARMI’s cohort of volunteers, you couldn’t […]

11 May,2022

Regen Med Researcher Recognised by Victorian Premier’s Awards

Dr Xiaodong (Ethan) Liu, a regenerative medicine researcher, based at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), was announced a winner at the Victorian Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research in a ceremony on 4 April 2022 at Deakin Edge. Xiaodong was also named the winner of the Basic […]

28 Feb,2022

Dr. Meroula Richardson: From childhood on a farm to a leading cardiologist to ARMILAB

As a cardiologist, regenerative medicine holds enormous appeal for Dr. Meroula Richardson. “Transplantation and heart failure therapies are great – but they are treatment, not a cure,” said Meroula. “The potential for molecular and cell-based therapy to provide a cure is both real and exciting.” That is part of why Meroula has joined ARMI’s Leadership […]

16 Dec,2021

End of Year Address from the Director, Professor Peter Currie

Despite another year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of tremendous achievement at ARMI. From excellent scientific output to the continued camaraderie amongst ARMI staff and students, ARMI Director of Research Professor Peter Currie reflects on the past year and looks to the future with great optimism. Q: What were your highlights […]

07 Oct,2021

ARMI Alumni in Australia: Dr Hozana Castillo

It’s been a “round the world” trip for ARMI alumni Dr Hozana Castillo, who first arrived in Australia in 2016 as part of her postdoctoral studies with the Kaslin Group at ARMI. After returning to her native Brazil in 2018, Hozana is once again back in Melbourne and now working in industry to support drug […]

21 Jun,2021

ARMI Alumni Abroad: Dr Ivan Gladwyn-Ng

When Dr Ivan Gladwyn-Ng chose to undertake his PhD at ARMI, under the supervision of Dr Julian Heng, he had a clear vision for his future. He knew he didn’t want to stay in academia and become a lab head. He knew he loved cytoskeletal proteins and the amazing videos scientists produced. And he knew […]