Stem cell scientist Alan Mackay-Sim presents talk at IHMRI

By Lisa Wachsmuth
October 16 2017 - 7:30am
Groundbreaking research: The 2017 Australian of the Year, Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, delivered a public talk at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute on Monday. Picture: Adam McLean

The stem cell scientist whose research helped a paraplegic walk again told Wollongong researchers on Monday that these cells were also the key to successfully treating brain diseases like schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.



Lisa Wachsmuth

Deputy Editor

Deputy editor and health reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, covering stories in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. For news tips email

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