Dr Tammy Tseng is a research fellow in the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research team. Tammy obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science and a Bachelor of Pharmacy in Taiwan before moving to Australia. Tammy is optimising nerve bridge constructs and screening compounds to find those which could improve our olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC) therapy.
1) What is your name and where you are you from?
My name is Dr Yu-Ting (Tammy) Tseng. I come from Taiwan and moved to Australia in 2018.
2) What is your current role within the Spinal Injury Project?
Research fellow in the nerve bridge team.
3) What outcomes are you hoping to achieve with your particular role?
I am working on optimising nerve bridge constructs and looking for compounds that can improve olfactory ensheathing cell (OEC)-based transplantation therapy.
4) What does a day ‘on the job’ look like for you?
I usually start my work with checking my cell cultures, which is the key to our cell-based research. I have to make sure the cells are growing properly and are ready for the experiments. I then work on my experiments, data analysis, group discussions, and plan future work.
5) What keeps you inspired with your work?
Facing an unknown challenge and the infinite possibility of developing a life-changing therapy.
6) What are you most excited about working on the Spinal Injury Project?
Being part of a team doing not only laboratory-based research, but also working towards the development of a real treatment for people with spinal injury.
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