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Celia Vandestadt

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: Monash University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: PhD Candidate

Celia Vandestadt

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: Monash University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: PhD Candidate

Biography

I am a PhD candidate with a keen passion for unlocking the secrets of spinal cord regeneration. Zebrafish are a unique model due to their rapid brain and spinal cord regeneration, which occurs throughout their life. What's more, these processes can be visualised dynamically within the living organism. This makes zebrafish the ideal model for providing new insights into how regeneration is possible. Throughout my short working life I've been lucky enough to experience numerous different employment opportunities. After searching hard I have found research to be the most stimulating and rewarding career path for me. Not only does science offer a platform to challenge and progress my own abilities, but also provides the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the field of biomedicine. Outside of the lab I enjoy playing football and taking my dog to the beach.

Skills & Expertise

  • Microscopy
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Science communication

I'll be studying Zebrafish to ultimately unlock the potential to regenerate the brain and spinal cord.


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