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Biography

Dr Rebecca Lim was awarded her PhD from the University of Western Australia. She currently leads a dynamic research group at The Ritchie Centre, where she is mentored by and works closely with, Prof Euan Wallace, OAM. Dr Lim is presently a Chief Investigator on four NHandMRC project grants. She is also an investigator on two clinical trials at Monash Health.



The core research of Dr Lim's lab is in the area of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Her research team is focused on uncovering the regenerative potential of amnion derived stem-like cells while concurrently pursuing clinical translation of her findings. In recent years, her team has uncovered key immunological events that are critical to the success of amnion cell mediated lung repair in the settings of adult and neonatal lung disease. More recently her team has shown that amnion cells trigger endogenous repair processes by activating the adult stem cell niche and recruiting distal progenitor sites to the area of injury. She collaborates widely and looks to apply amnion cells across a variety of acute and chronic conditions in an effort to understand their potential and limitations.

External positions

Scientific Advisory Board, Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine (AU)

Mar 2018 → …

Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2017 → …

Board of Directors, Meluha Capital Sdn Bhd

2016 → …

Scientific Advisor, Hygieia Therapeutics Pty Ltd

2014 → …

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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 2006 2018

Acute or Delayed Systemic Administration of Human Amnion Epithelial Cells Improves Outcomes in Experimental Stroke

Evans, M. A. , Lim, R. , Kim, H. A. , Chu, H. X. , Gardiner-Mann, C. V. , Taylor, K. W. E. , Chan, C. T. , Brait, V. H. , Lee, S. , Dinh, Q. N. , Vinh, A. , Phan, T. G. , Srikanth, V. K. , Ma, H. , Arumugam, T. V. , Fann, D. Y. , Poh, L. , Hunt, C. P. J. , Pouton, C. W. , Haynes, J. M. & 12 others Selemidis, S., Kwan, W., Teo, L., Bourne, J. A., Neumann, S., Young, S., Gowing, E. K., Drummond, G. R., Clarkson, A. N., Wallace, E. M., Sobey, C. G. & Broughton, B. R. S. 1 Mar 2018 In : Stroke. 49, 3, p. 700-709 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amnion Epithelial Cell-Derived Exosomes Restrict Lung Injury and Enhance Endogenous Lung Repair

Tan, J. L., Lau, S. N., Leaw, B., Nguyen, H. P. T., Salamonsen, L. A., Saad, M. I., Chan, S. T., Zhu, D., Krause, M., Kim, C., Sievert, W., Wallace, E. M. & Lim, R. 1 Feb 2018 In : Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 7, 2, p. 180-196 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Characterization and isolation of mouse primary microglia by density gradient centrifugation

Stark, J. C., Wallace, E., Lim, R. & Leaw, B. 16 Feb 2018 In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018, 132, 9 p., e57065

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melatonin improves endothelial function in vitro and prolongs pregnancy in women with early‐onset preeclampsia

Hobson, S. R., Gurusinghe, S., Lim, R., Alers, N. O., Miller, S. L., Kingdom, J. C. & Wallace, E. M. 16 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pineal Research. 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase 1 trial of amnion cell therapy for ischemic stroke

Phan, T. G., Ma, H., Lim, R., Sobey, C. G. & Wallace, E. M. 7 Jun 2018 In : Frontiers in Neurology. 9, JUN, 7 p., 198

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Prizes

Fielding Foundation Fellowship

Rebecca Seok Wai Lim (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

International Society for Cell Therapies

Rebecca Seok Wai Lim (Recipient), 26 May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Theo Murphy Think Tank

Rebecca Seok Wai Lim (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2013 2018

  • 3 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine (AU) (External organisation)

Lim, R. S. W. (Member)
19 Jun 2018 → …

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Meluha Capital (External organisation)

Lim, R. S. W. (Member)
5 Jan 2017

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience (Journal)

Lim, R. S. W. (Guest editor)
2016

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Hygieia Therapeutics (External organisation)

Lim, R. S. W. (Advisor)
1 Jan 2013

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board