hiPSCs reprogramming, hiPSCs banking, iPSCs differentation, automation system for iPSCs culture.

​3D organoid model for kidney disease. MSC derived from hiPSCs. Automation system for iPSCS culture and CRISPR-cas9 selection

​Jane holds two master degrees and graduated in 1987. She worked for eight years in a research centre in China and two years in Massy university, New Zealand. In 2001 Jane joined the University of Queensland and worked in several research laboratories as a senior research assistant and lab manager.

Key Publications

​A new model to study neurodegeneration in ataxia oculomotor apraxia type 2. Becherel, Olivier J., Sun, Jane, Yeo, Abrey J., Nayler, Sam, Fogel, Brent L., Gao, Fuying, Coppola, Giovanni, Criscuolo, Chiara, De Michele, Giuseppe, Wolvetang, Ernst and Lavin, Martin F. (2015) Human Molecular Genetics, 24 20: 5759-5774. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddv296. *fist and second authors are equal contribution.

Generation of footprint-free induced pluripotent stem cells from human fibroblasts using episomal plasmid vectors. Ovchinnikov, Dmitry A., Sun, Jane and Wolvetang, Ernst J. (2015) Generation of footprint-free induced pluripotent stem cells from human fibroblasts using episomal plasmid vectors. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1330 37-45. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2848-4_4

Generation and characterization of leukemia inhibitory factor-dependent equine induced pluripotent stem cells from adult dermal fibroblasts. Whitworth, Deanne J., Ovchinnikov, Dmitry A., Sun, Jane, Fortuna, Patrick R. J. and Wolvetang, Ernst J. (2014) Generation and characterization of leukemia inhibitory factor-dependent equine induced pluripotent stem cells from adult dermal fibroblasts. Stem Cells and Development, Fast Track Articles 13: 1-9. doi:10.1089/scd.2013.0461

Integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells model genetic and neural developmental features of Down Syndrome etiology. Briggs, James A., Sun, Jane, Shepherd, Jill, Ovchinnikov, Dmitry A., Chung, Tung-Liang, Nayler, Sam P., Kao, Li-Pin, Morrow, Carl A., Thakar, Nilay Y., Soo, Set-Yen, Peura, Teija, Grimmond, Sean and Wolvetang, Ernst J. (2013) Integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells model genetic and neural developmental features of Down Syndrome etiology. Stem Cells, 31 3: 467-478. doi:10.1002/stem.1297

Long-term in vitro treatment of INS-1 rat pancreatic beta-cells by unsaturated free fatty acids protects cells against gluco- and l ipotoxicities via activation of GPR40 receptors. Tuo, Ya, Feng, Dan Dan, Wang, Deng-Feng, Sun, Jian, Li, Sheng-Bin and Chen, Chen (2012) Long-term in vitro treatment of INS-1 rat pancreatic beta-cells by unsaturated free fatty acids protects cells against gluco- and lipotoxicities via activation of GPR40 receptors. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 39 5: 423-428. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1681.2012.