Prestigious Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Mo Chen

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We are thrilled to announce that because of your generous support, the Foundation is co-funding Dr Mo Chen’s prestigious research fellowship.

Griffith University awarded just 12 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships across the university. These fellowships are designed to support the best and brightest researchers so that they can continue outstanding research and then apply for nationally-competitive fellowships.

Dr Chen obtained his Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences degree, with first class honours, at Griffith in 2015 before commencing his PhD researching the use of natural products and the use of glial cells for neural repair, graduating in 2019.

Since then, he has been successful in attracting considerable research funding including being lead investigator on a Medical Research Future Fund early career/mid-career grant with a total project value of $1.5 million, with funding partners the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, the Clem Jones Foundation and Griffith University.

An outstanding early career researcher, he invented a powerful technology to generate cellular nerve bridges for repairing injuries of the nervous system, which has been central to his team’s success in generating the therapy for spinal cord injury.

Dr Chen said the postdoctoral fellowship would allow him to delve deeper into his research and further explore related topics.

I aim to explore new research directions, address cutting-edge issues and make meaningful contributions to academia and society, I will continue to collaborate with mentors and colleagues to advance my research agenda and strive to publish high-impact research papers, continuously learning and improving to ensure my research keeps pace with the latest developments in the field.”

Congratulations Dr Mo Chen!

Special thank you to our supporters to have helped fund this Dr Mo Chen’s Fellowship with a total investment from the Foundation of $149,000 over two years.


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