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Biographical entry Little, Melissa (1963 - )

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Born
5 December 1963
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Melissa Little is internationally recognised for her pioneering stem cell research on kidney development and renal regeneration. She is theme director of Cell Biology at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, and Program Leader at Stem Cell Australia. Her contributions to the development of science policy in Australia include membership of reviews that led to the doubling of the National Health and Medical Research Council budget and the establishment of the Medical Research Future and Biomedical Translation Funds.

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1984
Education - BSc (hons), University of Queensland
1988
Award - Queensland Cancer Fund Travelling Fellowship
1990
Education - PhD, University of Queensland
1990 - 1994
Award - Endeavour Fellowship, Royal Society, London
1993
Award - Postdoctoral Award, Australian Medical Research and Development (AMRAD)
1993
Award - AMP Bio-Medical Research Award, Postdoctoral Category
1995 - 1998
Award - R. Douglas Wright Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
1997
Award - Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellowship, Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation
2002
Award - Senior Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2004
Award - Gottschalk Medal in Medical Sciences, Australian Academy of Science
2004
Award - Principal Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2005
Award - GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence
2006
Award - Eisenhower Fellowship
2007
Award - Honorary Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2007 - 2008
Career position - Chief Scientific Officer, Australian Stem Cell Centre
2009
Award - Principal Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2013
Award - Senior Principal Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2015 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
2015 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
2015
Award - Boerhaave Professorship, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
2015
Award - Outstanding Researcher Award, National Health and Medical Research Council
2015
Award - President's Medal, Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology
2015
Award - Director's Award, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
2016
Award - Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, Australian Museum
2017 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2018 -
Award - Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship Award (Biomedical), National Health and Medical Research Council
2018 -
Career position - Senior Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council

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Journal Articles

  • Vicente, Catarina, 'An interview with Melissa Little', Development, vol. 143, 2016, pp. 907-9. Details

See also

Helen Cohn