[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140100047]
Researchers Dr Alice Pebay
Brief description The study of lipids, or lipidomics, is an emerging and exciting area of biological science. The fundamental roles of lipids in development remain vastly understudied. I propose to dissect the roles of lipids in cell fate. I will assess the role of lipids in the reprogramming of somatic cells into stem cells, in their pluripotency and differentiation. I will complement this work with studies in the zebrafish, which permits the direct study of cell fate in vivo. This approach is a powerful way to unlock major events involved in development and to unmask the roles of lipids in these fundamental mechanisms.
Funding Amount $890,552
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships