Samy is a multi-award–winning senior lecturer and researcher in the College of Health & Biomedicine at Victoria University.
His research seeks to address the shortage of immunology knowledge and its application in regenerative medicine and exercise physiology. Highlights of Samy's research include the first successful adoptive transfer of mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of experimental colitis. His research team was also the first in the world to demonstrate the impact of exercise on mucosal associated invariant T-lymphocytes.
Before joining VU, Samy worked for the Australian Stem Cell Centre and Monash University. There he studied macrophage biology in models of kidney and lung disease in addition to developing a functional assay to identify ureteric bud progenitors.