Professor Melissa Little

Professor Melissa Little


NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Melissa Little is an internationally acclaimed biomedical research scientist whose work on kidney development and regenerative medicine has led to the development of protocols for growing mini-kidneys from patient-derived cell lines. This research is likely to change the way we diagnose and treat kidney disease. She has also played a major leadership role in Health and Medical Research across her career. She was a member of the Wills Review (1998-99), HMRSR Implementation committee (1999-2000), National Research Priority Setting Consultative Panel (2002) and the McKeon review (2011-13), all of which have shaped the Health and Medical Research Landscape in Australia.

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