20092019
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

Dr Kusuma is a stem cell biologist with a background in biomaterials and extracellular vesicles biology. She was awarded her PhD from The University of Melbourne in 2015 where she identified the stem cells niche in the human placenta. In her postdoctoral training, she has pursued interdisciplinary projects such as the development of biomaterials to improve adult stem cells expansion and the role of microRNA signalling in stem cells fate.

In 2017, she was recruited as a Research Fellow by A/Prof Rebecca Lim to join Amnion Cell Biology laboratory. Her current research focuses on the clinical scale production of extracellular vesicles and bioengineering paracrine signalling from stem cells for maximum therapeutic effects. Biologics such as stem cells-derived extracellular vesicles contain bioactive products which are easier and cheaper to manufacture, store and transport; thereby offering the benefits of stem cells without the costs and risks of cell-based therapies.

External positions

Research Scientist, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

2017 → …

Research area keywords

  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Extracellular vesicles
  • MicroRNAs
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioengineering

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2009 2019

286 Citations (Scopus)

Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the MISEV2014 guidelines

Théry, C., Witwer, K. W., Aikawa, E., Alcaraz, M. J., Anderson, J. D., Andriantsitohaina, R., Antoniou, A., Arab, T., Archer, F., Atkin-Smith, G. K., Ayre, D. C., Bach, J. M., Bachurski, D., Baharvand, H., Balaj, L., Baldacchino, S., Bauer, N. N., Baxter, A. A., Bebawy, M., Beckham, C. & 362 others, Bedina Zavec, A., Benmoussa, A., Berardi, A. C., Bergese, P., Bielska, E., Blenkiron, C., Bobis-Wozowicz, S., Boilard, E., Boireau, W., Bongiovanni, A., Borràs, F. E., Bosch, S., Boulanger, C. M., Breakefield, X., Breglio, A. M., Brennan, M., Brigstock, D. R., Brisson, A., Broekman, M. L. D., Bromberg, J. F., Bryl-Górecka, P., Buch, S., Buck, A. H., Burger, D., Busatto, S., Buschmann, D., Bussolati, B., Buzás, E. I., Byrd, J. B., Camussi, G., Carter, D. R. F., Caruso, S., Chamley, L. W., Chang, Y. T., Chaudhuri, A. D., Chen, C., Chen, S., Cheng, L., Chin, A. R., Clayton, A., Clerici, S. P., Cocks, A., Cocucci, E., Coffey, R. J., Cordeiro-da-Silva, A., Couch, Y., Coumans, F. A. W., Coyle, B., Crescitelli, R., Criado, M. F., D’Souza-Schorey, C., Das, S., de Candia, P., De Santana, E. F., De Wever, O., del Portillo, H. A., Demaret, T., Deville, S., Devitt, A., Dhondt, B., Di Vizio, D., Dieterich, L. C., Dolo, V., Dominguez Rubio, A. P., Dominici, M., Dourado, M. R., Driedonks, T. A. P., Duarte, F. V., Duncan, H. M., Eichenberger, R. M., Ekström, K., EL Andaloussi, S., Elie-Caille, C., Erdbrügger, U., Falcón-Pérez, J. M., Fatima, F., Fish, J. E., Flores-Bellver, M., Försönits, A., Frelet-Barrand, A., Fricke, F., Fuhrmann, G., Gabrielsson, S., Gámez-Valero, A., Gardiner, C., Gärtner, K., Gaudin, R., Gho, Y. S., Giebel, B., Gilbert, C., Gimona, M., Giusti, I., Goberdhan, D. C. I., Görgens, A., Gorski, S. M., Greening, D. W., Gross, J. C., Gualerzi, A., Gupta, G. N., Gustafson, D., Handberg, A., Haraszti, R. A., Harrison, P., Hegyesi, H., Hendrix, A., Hill, A. F., Hochberg, F. H., Hoffmann, K. F., Holder, B., Holthofer, H., Hosseinkhani, B., Hu, G., Huang, Y., Huber, V., Hunt, S., Ibrahim, A. G. E., Ikezu, T., Inal, J. M., Isin, M., Ivanova, A., Jackson, H. K., Jacobsen, S., Jay, S. M., Jayachandran, M., Jenster, G., Jiang, L., Johnson, S. M., Jones, J. C., Jong, A., Jovanovic-Talisman, T., Jung, S., Kalluri, R., Kano, S. I., Kaur, S., Kawamura, Y., Keller, E. T., Khamari, D., Khomyakova, E., Khvorova, A., Kierulf, P., Kim, K. P., Kislinger, T., Klingeborn, M., Klinke, D. J., Kornek, M., Kosanović, M. M., Kovács, Á. F., Krämer-Albers, E. M., Krasemann, S., Krause, M., Kurochkin, I. V., Kusuma, G. D., Kuypers, S., Laitinen, S., Langevin, S. M., Languino, L. R., Lannigan, J., Lässer, C., Laurent, L. C., Lavieu, G., Lázaro-Ibáñez, E., Le Lay, S., Lee, M. S., Lee, Y. X. F., Lemos, D. S., Lenassi, M., Leszczynska, A., Li, I. T. S., Liao, K., Libregts, S. F., Ligeti, E., Lim, R., Lim, S. K., Linē, A., Linnemannstöns, K., Llorente, A., Lombard, C. A., Lorenowicz, M. J., Lörincz, Á. M., Lötvall, J., Lovett, J., Lowry, M. C., Loyer, X., Lu, Q., Lukomska, B., Lunavat, T. R., Maas, S. L. N., Malhi, H., Marcilla, A., Mariani, J., Mariscal, J., Martens-Uzunova, E. S., Martin-Jaular, L., Martinez, M. C., Martins, V. R., Mathieu, M., Mathivanan, S., Maugeri, M., McGinnis, L. K., McVey, M. J., Meckes, D. G., Meehan, K. L., Mertens, I., Minciacchi, V. R., Möller, A., Møller Jørgensen, M., Morales-Kastresana, A., Morhayim, J., Mullier, F., Muraca, M., Musante, L., Mussack, V., Muth, D. C., Myburgh, K. H., Najrana, T., Nawaz, M., Nazarenko, I., Nejsum, P., Neri, C., Neri, T., Nieuwland, R., Nimrichter, L., Nolan, J. P., Nolte-’t Hoen, E. N. M., Hooten, N. N., O’Driscoll, L., O’Grady, T., O’Loghlen, A., Ochiya, T., Olivier, M., Ortiz, A., Ortiz, L. A., Osteikoetxea, X., Ostegaard, O., Ostrowski, M., Park, J., Pegtel, D. M., Peinado, H., Perut, F., Pfaffl, M. W., Phinney, D. G., Pieters, B. C. H., Pink, R. C., Pisetsky, D. S., Pogge von Strandmann, E., Polakovicova, I., Poon, I. K. H., Powell, B. H., Prada, I., Pulliam, L., Quesenberry, P., Radeghieri, A., Raffai, R. L., Raimondo, S., Rak, J., Ramirez, M. I., Raposo, G., Rayyan, M. S., Regev-Rudzki, N., Ricklefs, F. L., Robbins, P. D., Roberts, D. D., Rodrigues, S. C., Rohde, E., Rome, S., Rouschop, K. M. A., Rughetti, A., Russell, A. E., Saá, P., Sahoo, S., Salas-Huenuleo, E., Sánchez, C., Saugstad, J. A., Saul, M. J., Schiffelers, R. M., Schneider, R., Schøyen, T. H., Scott, A., Shahaj, E., Sharma, S., Shatnyeva, O., Shekari, F., Shelke, G. V., Shetty, A. K., Shiba, K., Siljander, P. R. M., Silva, A. M., Skowronek, A., Snyder, O. L., Soares, R. P., Sódar, B. W., Soekmadji, C., Sotillo, J., Stahl, P. D., Stoorvogel, W., Stott, S. L., Strasser, E. F., Swift, S., Tahara, H., Tewari, M., Timms, K., Tiwari, S., Tixeira, R., Tkach, M., Toh, W. S., Tomasini, R., Torrecilhas, A. C., Tosar, J. P., Toxavidis, V., Urbanelli, L., Vader, P., van Balkom, B. W. M., van der Grein, S. G., Van Deun, J., van Herwijnen, M. J. C., Van Keuren-Jensen, K., van Niel, G., van Royen, M. E., van Wijnen, A. J., Vasconcelos, M. H., Vechetti, I. J., Veit, T. D., Vella, L. J., Velot, É., Verweij, F. J., Vestad, B., Viñas, J. L., Visnovitz, T., Vukman, K. V., Wahlgren, J., Watson, D. C., Wauben, M. H. M., Weaver, A., Webber, J. P., Weber, V., Wehman, A. M., Weiss, D. J., Welsh, J. A., Wendt, S., Wheelock, A. M., Wiener, Z., Witte, L., Wolfram, J., Xagorari, A., Xander, P., Xu, J., Yan, X., Yáñez-Mó, M., Yin, H., Yuana, Y., Zappulli, V., Zarubova, J., Žėkas, V., Zhang, J. Y., Zhao, Z., Zheng, L., Zheutlin, A. R., Zickler, A. M., Zimmermann, P., Zivkovic, A. M., Zocco, D. & Zuba-Surma, E. K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. 8, 1, 47 p., 1535750.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Isolation and characterization of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells derived from human third trimester placental chorionic villi and decidua basalis

Kusuma, G. D., Abumaree, M. H., Pertile, M. D. & Kalionis, B., 2018, Preeclampsia: Methods and Protocols. Murthi, P. & Vaillancourt, C. (eds.). New York, NY: Humana Press, Vol. 1710. p. 247-266 20 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1710).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanically-sensitive miRNAs bias human mesenchymal stem cell fate via mTOR signaling

Frith, J. E., Kusuma, G. D., Carthew, J., Li, F., Cloonan, N., Gomez, G. A. & Cooper-White, J. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 12 p., 257.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
7 Citations (Scopus)

To Protect and to Preserve: Novel Preservation Strategies for Extracellular Vesicles

Kusuma, G. D., Barabadi, M., Tan, J. L., Morton, D. A. V., Frith, J. E. & Lim, R., 29 Oct 2018, In : Frontiers in Pharmacology. 9, 17 p., 1199.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
3 Citations (Scopus)

Transferable Matrixes Produced from Decellularized Extracellular Matrix Promote Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Facilitate Scale-Up

Kusuma, G. D., Yang, M. C., Brennecke, S. P., O'Connor, A. J., Kalionis, B. & Heath, D. E., 14 May 2018, In : ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 4, 5, p. 1760-1769 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

CASS Foundation travel award

Gina Kusuma (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Hudson Institute Postdoctoral Travel Award

Gina Kusuma (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ISEV Young Investigator Scholarship

Gina Kusuma (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Victoria Fellowship

Gina Kusuma (Recipient), 19 Nov 2019

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Frontiers in Pharmacology (Journal)

Gina Kusuma (Associate editor)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility