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Dottori, Mirella Associate Professor

Principal Research Fellow

  • Principal Research Fellow - School of Medicine

Overview


Associate Professor Mirella Dottori is Principal Research Fellow at Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong. She obtained her PhD in Medical Biology at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, University of Melbourne. She undertook her postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences (USA) followed by Monash University. In 2007 A/Prof Dottori established her research group at the University of Melbourne and moved in 2017 to a Faculty position within the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong.

A/Prof Dottori is a recipient of the Human Frontiers Fellowship, NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship, and Australian Research Council Future Fellowship Awards. She has authored over 65 publications, including in Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, PNAS, Development and Stem Cells. She is an Editorial Board member for the multidisciplinary journals, Scientific Reports and Plos One and an Associate Member of the ARC Stem Cells Australia.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Dottori’s research combines technologies in stem cell biology, neuroscience and bio-engineering to develop cellular models of the human nervous system. Her major research focus is in understanding how to direct human stem cells to differentiate towards neuronal lineages of the central and peripheral nervous system. These studies are significant in expanding our knowledge about human neurodevelopment and also for clinical application of stem cells in regenerative medicine. Her research has contributed to advancing cellular models to study and develop therapies for a diverse range of neurological conditions, including progressive ataxias, Parkinson’s disease, sensory neuropathies and dementia.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Repressor Element 1-Silencing Transcription Factor (REST) function in Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration Maksour, Simon
    Doctor of Philosophy Specification of Dorsal Root Ganglia Neuronal Subpopulations and Characterization of their Neuropathology in Friedreich's Ataxia Hulme, Amy

Full Name


  • A/Prof Mirella Dottori

Mailing Address


  • Building 32, Northfields Ave

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute  

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Dottori’s research combines technologies in stem cell biology, neuroscience and bio-engineering to develop cellular models of the human nervous system. Her major research focus is in understanding how to direct human stem cells to differentiate towards neuronal lineages of the central and peripheral nervous system. These studies are significant in expanding our knowledge about human neurodevelopment and also for clinical application of stem cells in regenerative medicine. Her research has contributed to advancing cellular models to study and develop therapies for a diverse range of neurological conditions, including progressive ataxias, Parkinson’s disease, sensory neuropathies and dementia.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Repressor Element 1-Silencing Transcription Factor (REST) function in Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration Maksour, Simon
    Doctor of Philosophy Specification of Dorsal Root Ganglia Neuronal Subpopulations and Characterization of their Neuropathology in Friedreich's Ataxia Hulme, Amy

Full Name


  • A/Prof Mirella Dottori

Mailing Address


  • Building 32, Northfields Ave

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute