Establishing inducible accelarated ageing cellular models

​Desi Veleva completed her PhD at the National Centre for Adult Stem Cell Research at Griffith University in 2010. Her research background is on neurogenesis of the nervous system focusing primarily on working with adult stem cells derived from the olfactory system and the brain. She joined the Cancer and Ageing Research Program (CARP) at the Translational Research Institute and worked as a postdoctoral fellow on projects focusing in genomic instability and ageing, as well as chemotherapy resistance in lung cancer. Prior to joining the StemCARE team at the AIBN, Desi worked as a clinical scientist in the Cancer Collaborative Biobank at Princess Alexandra Hospital where she gained invaluable knowledge and skills in Haematology and Blood Cancers.