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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.
Research Scientist, Hudson Institute of Medical Research2017 → …
Research area keywords
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Extracellular vesicles
- Regenerative Medicine
1/04/20 → 1/04/22
Kusuma, G. D., Frith, J. E., Sobey, C. G. & Lim, R., 21 Dec 2020, In: Frontiers in Pharmacology. 11, 2 p., 614730.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › Other › peer-reviewOpen Access
Prematurity negatively affects regenerative properties of human amniotic epithelial cells in the context of lung repairZhu, D., Kusuma, G. D., Schwab, R., Chan, S. T., Tan, J., Saad, M. I., Leeman, K. T., Kim, C., Wallace, E. M. & Lim, R., 30 Oct 2020, In: Clinical Science. 134, 20, p. 2665-2679 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Krause, M., Kusuma, G. D., James, D. & Lim, R., 12 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2019, 154, 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the MISEV2014 guidelinesThéry, 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, , 1 Jan 2019, In: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. 8, 1, 47 p., 1535750.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other › peer-reviewOpen Access
Isolation and characterization of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells derived from human third trimester placental chorionic villi and decidua basalisKusuma, 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 proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other › peer-review