Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow, Head, Neuroregeneration Research Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of MelbourneBiography
Dr. Pébay is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She obtained her PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Paris VI in 2001 and subsequently joined Professor Martin Pera at Monash University to undertake research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). She then continued her research in this area at the University of Melbourne where she commenced in 2007. Since 2012, Dr.Pébay has been appointed to both the Centre for Eye Research Australia and The University of Melbourne. More specifically, Dr. Pébay heads research projects on the identification of signaling mechanisms involved in the maintenance of pluripotency, neural differentiation and more recently cardiac and ocular differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and diseased iPSCs. Her long-term research goal is the establishment of well characterized and efficient protocols for maintenance and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, suitable for drug screening.