Congratulations SCS PhD candidate Majid Alhomrani who was selected as one of the six best poster presentations and was awarded a travel grant at the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Western Australia earlier this month.
Mr Alhomrani’s research focuses on liver cirrhosis, the long-term outcome of persistent and unregulated hepatic wound healing in the setting of ongoing liver injury.
“For many patients who progress to cirrhosis, a lack of response to existing therapy or the absence of any effective treatment means that their only prospect for survival is liver transplantation and there is a clear need for alternatives to whole organ transplantation for these patients.” Said Mr Alhomrani.
Mr Alhomrani is investigating the efficacy of human amnion epithelial cells exosome (hAEC-Ev) which is secreted nanosized (70-200 nm) membrane vesicles that may act as a novel cell-cell communicator.
Mr Alhomrani’s research suggests hAEC EV based therapy may be a potential candidate for treating liver fibrosis.
Mr Alhomrani thanks and acknowledges the support of his supervisors Professor William Sievert, Dr Rebecca Lim and all lab members.