Rebecca Lim

Assoc Professor

20062022
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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 2022

Research Output 2006 2019

Delayed intranasal infusion of human amnion epithelial cells improves white matter maturation after asphyxia in preterm fetal sheep

van den Heuij, L. G., Fraser, M., Miller, S. L., Jenkin, G., Wallace, E. M., Davidson, J. O., Lear, C. A., Lim, R., Wassink, G., Gunn, A. J. & Bennet, L., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 39, 2, p. 223-239 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Endometrial mesenchymal stem/stromal cell modulation of T cell proliferation

Yang, X., Devianti, M., Yang, Y. H., Ong, Y. R., Tan, K. S., Gurung, S., Tan, J. L., Zhu, D., Lim, R., Gargett, C. E. & Deane, J. A., Jan 2019, In : Reproduction. 57, 1, p. 43–52 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

HtrA4 may play a major role in inhibiting endothelial repair in pregnancy complication preeclampsia

Wang, Y., Lim, R. & Nie, G., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 14 p., 2728.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Human amnion cells for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a protocol for a phase I dose escalation study

Baker, E. K., Malhotra, A., Lim, R., Jacobs, S. E., Hooper, S. B., Davis, P. G. & Wallace, E. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, 7 p., e026265.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Human amnion epithelial cells and their soluble factors reduce liver fibrosis in murine non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Kuk, N., Hodge, A., Sun, Y., Correia, J., Alhomrani, M., Samuel, C., Moore, G., Lim, R. & Sievert, W., 1 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia). 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Fielding Foundation Fellowship

Rebecca Lim (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Hugh Rogers Fellowship - Boston Melbourne Sisters Association

Rebecca Lim (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

International Society for Cell Therapies

Rebecca Lim (Recipient), 26 May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Theo Murphy Think Tank

Rebecca 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)

Rebecca Lim (Member)
19 Jun 2018 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Meluha Capital (External organisation)

Rebecca Lim (Member)
5 Jan 2017

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience (Journal)

Rebecca Lim (Guest editor)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Hygieia Therapeutics (External organisation)

Rebecca Lim (Advisor)
1 Jan 2013

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board