Professor Graham Jenkin is a member of the Neurodevelopment and Neuroprotection Research group in the The Ritchie Centre.
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Professor Graham Jenkin is a Senior Research Scientist in The Neurodevelopment and Neuroprotection Research group. His research focuses on fetal and neonatal wellbeing, in particular at-risk pregnancies, including Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR), infection in pregnancy, fetal and perinatal hypoxia, and premature birth.
His research has generated a new approach to the clinical monitoring of fetal health during late gestation and treatment in compromised pregnancies. Application of Professor Jenkin’s research to development of therapies for management of chronic adult and neonate lung disease and neuroregeneration continues to inform clinical treatment of the respiratory and neurological consequences of birth asphyxia and premature birth leading to cerebral palsy.
He works closely with regenerative medicine based companies including Cell Care Australia, on cord blood and pregnancy tissue storage for cell based therapy, and with Cytomatrix developing novel stem cell expansion technologies through an Advanced Manufacturing Commercial Research Consortium (with Cytomatrix) and an ARC Linkage grant (With Cell Care). In 2009, he was honoured by Monash University for his work on orthopaedic applications of mesenchymal stem cells with Mesoblast Ltd, as recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Innovation and Collaboration in Research with Industry. More recently, he led the development of a public sector Victorian Consortium for Cell-based Therapies, consisting of Healthcare, Research Institutions, and Commercial Organisations to facilitate research and translation of rapidly evolving cell therapies through clinical trials to the clinic. Resulting in significant Federal Government Super Science Scheme seed funding, this has enabled the establishment of a Cell Therapy Translational Platform in the new Translational Research Facility of the Monash Health Translation Precinct.
His publications include a total of over 130 papers, 20 invited book chapters/journal review articles, and editing of four Journal Symposia publications. He is Chief Investigator on three NHMRC Project Grants and one ARC Discovery Grant.