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Prof Caroline Gargett
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Caroline Gargett


Qualifications:PhD Professor
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Professor Caroline Gargett, PhD, is a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Leadership Fellow, Women’s Health Theme Leader and heads the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Laboratory at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. She is an adjunct Professor and Postgraduate Co-ordinator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University. She discovered endometrial stem/progenitor cells and investigates their role in endometrial biology and endometriosis. She also leads a multidisciplinary team developing a bioengineered cell-based therapy for treating and preventing pelvic organ prolapse using endometrial mesenchymal stem cells and novel biomaterials developed by her team. She has received numerous awards for her research, including the Society for Reproductive Investigation President’s Achievement Award (2013), the Endometriosis Foundation of America (2011) and Fellow of the Society for Reproductive Biology. She is a Board Member of the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia and Stem Cells Limited, and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine, Australia. She was President of the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research (2013-2014) and Secretary for the Society for Reproductive Biology (2005-2008). Currently she is an Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports and Reviewing Board Member of Biology of Reproduction and former Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for Scientific Reports. She previously served as Associate Editor for Fertility and Sterility and Human Reproduction. She has authored 139 publications, with an H index of 52 and >10,000 citations.