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  • Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Research interests

Dmitry A. Ovchinnikov is currently a Research Fellow in the Stem Cell Engineering Group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland. His current research interests include the generation of transgenic ES and iPS research tools for bioengineering applications, approaches to control the undesirable de-differentiation and proliferation of stem cell-derived grafts, and the dissection of the roles of TGFβ superfamily signalling in stem cell biology and de-programming. In particular, he is utilizing both gene knockdown and overexpression approaches to dissect the roles of different branches of signalling cascades activated by these crucial in stem cell biology signalling factors. Previously, he led the Transgenic subgroup in the laboratory of Professor David Hume at the UQ’s Institute for Molecular Biosciences, where he has generated a number transgenic mouse tools for macrophage function and other in vivo studies. Dmitry received his Diploma in Biochemistry (Masters equivalent) from the M.V. Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in 1993. He completed his PhD studies in the laboratory of Professor Richard R. Behringer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he performed some of the first conditional knockout studies in mice utilising the Cre/loxP system and addressing the role of BMP signalling in embryonic development.



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