Clara Pribadi

Clara Pribadi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a PhD candidate with the Mesenchymal Stem Cells Research Group in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. In 2015, I completed my Bachelor of Sciences (Biotechnology). In 2016, I completed my Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), where I received first class accreditation for my research in examining the role of an epigenetic enzyme in growth and differentiation of bone marrow-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Following graduation, I was offered a position as a research assistant with the Mesenchymal Stem Cells Research Group, where I assisted in the investigation of a novel drug therapy to treat craniosynostosis in children with Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome.

Currently, my PhD project is examining an epigenetic enzyme as a target to treat craniosynostosis in children with Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome, which combines my epigenetic interest with my previous working experience. I am conducting my PhD research under the supervision of Prof Stan Gronthos (Primary), Dr Esther Camp-Dotlic, Dr Dimitrios Cakouros and Prof Peter Anderson.

My research is focusing on identifying a novel target to treat a medical condition called craniosynostosis where fibrous joints or sutures, which normally separate the skull bones during childhood, fuse prematurely, leading to skeletal deformities and neurological deficits. Currently, the only treatment for craniosynostosis involves the removal of the affected sutures and remodeling of the skull, which could lead to serious complications. Thus, an attempt to identify a novel drug therapy that eliminates the use of invasive surgery is paramount. Specifically, my project is examining an epigenetic enzyme, called KDM6A, as a drug target to treat craniosynostosis in children with Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome (SCS). 

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Demonstrator University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2017 Research Assistant University of Adelaide/ SAHMRI
    2017 - 2018 Laboratory Technical Assistant Tarac Technology
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award EpiCSA Best Short Talk Epigenetics Consortium of South Australia Australia
    2018 Scholarship Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Honour Golden Key International Honour Society Membership Golden Key International Honour Society United States
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Indonesian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2016 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
    2012 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Sciences (Biotechnology)
  • Research Interests

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Secretary Health Science Postgraduate Association University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Epigenetic Consortium of South Australia Australia

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