- September 20, 2018
Over the course of her 20 year career in stem cell research Associate Professor Megan Munsie has combined her scientific expertise – gained through working in academia and industry – with a deep understanding of the issues associated stem cell research and its clinical translation. She has co-authored numerous educational resources for the public, health and educational professionals; contributed to the development of policy at a domestic and international level; and regularly provides advice and information to Australian patient advocacy groups and community members on stem cell science and associated issues. Megan is based at The University of Melbourne where she is Deputy Director of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems and also heads of the Engagement, Ethics and Policy Program of the Australian Government funded Stem Cells Australia initiative. During her PhD Megan published the first proof-of-principle for therapeutic cloning and prior to working in the stem cell field worked for over ten years as a clinical embryologist in Australian IVF clinics.