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Meet the Student: Ali

Student News
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:45am
Meet Ali, a passionate second year PhD student

Ali Motazedian

PhD student, Stem Cell Technology

A bit about my research
My research is mainly focusing on pluripotent stem cells and blood generation. In particular, I am investigating methods for turning a special type of cell (pluripotent stem cell) into a type of white blood cell (B-lymphocytes).

Why I chose to study at Murdoch Children's
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, in collaboration with The Royal Children's Hospital, has enabled an exceptional link between research and clinics. At Murdoch Children's, not only can we learn the basic science and research skills under guidance of great supervisors, but we can also get to know how to connect our research to clinical needs and patients demands.

Highlights of my time at Murdoch Children's
Having all the necessary equipment performing at it's best within the Institute, has saved me a lot of time as I do not need to commute to Melbourne University or other Institutes to do my experiments. Also, in my one and a half years since joining Murdoch Children's, I have been able to attend many seminars covering various topics in medical sciences, organised by different groups in the Institute.