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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Courtney McDonald is a NHMRC Cerebral Palsy Alliance Early Career Research Fellow, working in the Neurodevelopment and Neuroprotection Research Group at The Ritchie Centre. She is a stem cell biologist, who completed her PhD at Monash University in 2013. Her research focuses on trying to understand how umbilical cord blood stem cells can be used to prevent or treat perinatal brain injury. She is also investigating which stem cell types are found in umbilical cord blood, how these populations change with disease and how these cells can reduce inflammation and contribute to brain repair. 

Research area keywords

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stem Cells
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Neonatal brain injury

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Projects 2014 2022

Research Output 2011 2019

Human umbilical cord therapy improves long-term behavioral outcomes following neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain injury

Penny, T. R., Sutherland, A. E., Mihelakis, J. G., Paton, M. C. B., Pham, Y., Lee, J., Jones, N. M., Jenkin, G., Fahey, M. C., Miller, S. L. & McDonald, C. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 10, MAR, 11 p., 283.

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Intranasal Delivery of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Protects against Neonatal Hypoxic⁻Ischemic Brain Injury

McDonald, C. A., Djuliannisaa, Z., Petraki, M., Paton, M. C. B., Penny, T. R., Sutherland, A. E., Castillo-Melendez, M., Novak, I., Jenkin, G., Fahey, M. C. & Miller, S. L., 17 May 2019, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20, 10, 15 p., 2449.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Umbilical cord blood versus mesenchymal stem cells for inflammation-induced preterm brain injury in fetal sheep

Paton, M. C. B., Allison, B. J., Fahey, M. C., Li, J., Sutherland, A. E., Pham, Y., Nitsos, I., Bischof, R. J., Moss, T. J., Polglase, G. R., Jenkin, G., Miller, S. L. & McDonald, C. A., Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Pediatric Research. 9 p.

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Controlling the Effective Oxygen Tension Experienced by Cells Using a Dynamic Culture Technique for Hematopoietic Ex Vivo Expansion

Tiwari, A., Wong, C., Nekkanti, L. P., Deane, J. A., McDonald, C., Li, J., Pham, Y., Sutherland, A. E., Jenkin, G. & Kirkland, M., 28 Feb 2018, In : Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology. 44, 1, p. 2A.11.1-2A.11.13 13 p.

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Effects of umbilical cord blood cells, and subtypes, to reduce neuroinflammation following perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

McDonald, C. A., Penny, T. R., Paton, M. C. B., Sutherland, A. E., Nekkanti, L., Yawno, T., Castillo-Melendez, M., Fahey, M. C., Jones, N. M., Jenkin, G. & Miller, S. L., 17 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Neuroinflammation. 15, 1, 14 p., 47.

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Prizes

Australian Postgraduate Award

Courtney McDonald (Recipient), 2008

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Cerebral Palsy Award for Best Research

Courtney McDonald (Recipient), 2016

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Conference Travel Grant

Courtney McDonald (Recipient), 2013

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Conference Travel Grant

Courtney McDonald (Recipient), 2014

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Conference Travel Grant

Courtney McDonald (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)