Maria Gancheva

Maria Gancheva

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Maria graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) degree in 2014, majoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology/Immunology. She then completed her Honours degree in Health Sciences in 2015, receiving a First Class Honours in the discipline of medicine. In 2016, Maria continued with a PhD in Medicine under the primary supervision of Professor Simon Koblar. Her PhD research focuses on the neurogenic potential of dental pulp stem cells.

  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Scholarship Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship Australia
    2014 Scholarship Australian Neurology Research Summer Scholarship Australia
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
    2015 - 2015 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours
    2012 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Gancheva, M., Kremer, K., Gronthos, S., & Koblar, S. (2019). Using dental pulp stem cells for stroke therapy. Frontiers in Neurology, 10(APR), 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2018 Semester 1: Workshop demonstrator/tutor for HLTH SC 3010A Research Placement (Neuroscience)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
    2015 - 2017 Member Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
    2012 - ongoing Member Golden Key International Honour Society Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2016 - 2016 World Stroke Organisation
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 81284481
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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