Elected: 2019
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Peter David Currie CorrFRSE

Director, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University.

Professor Peter Currie is a developmental and stem cell biologist who studies how tissues are built in the embryo and how they retain the capacity to regenerate as functioning organs. He dissects this problem using an evolutionary framework, asking why some animals are highly regenerative and others, such as ourselves, are not? He uses the pro-regenerative zebrafish as his main model system, imaging developing and regenerating tissues in real time. Peter is an expert on the genetics and development of skeletal muscle, a highly regenerative tissue, where he has described many of the principals that drive stem cell-mediated muscle growth and repair.