Dr Michelle G. de Silva

BSc (La Trobe), BSc(Hons) (Uni Melb), PhD (Uni Melb)
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Phone Number
61 3 8344 6620
Fax Number
61 3 8344 8824
Office Location
G01, Bldg 167
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae
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Michelle de Silva

Research Interests

  • Regeneration of Neural and Auditory Cells
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Genetic Aspects of Health and Disease

Selected Publications

Coleman, B., Fallon, J.B., Pettingill, L.N., de Silva, M.G., and Shepherd, R.K. Auditory hair cell explant co-culture promotes the differentiation of stem cells into bipolar neurons. Experimental Cell Research, 313(2): 232-243, 2007.

Hildebrand, M.S., de Silva, M.G., Klockars, T., Campbell, C.A., Smith, R.J.H. and Dahl, H.-H.M. Gene expression profiling analysis of the inner ear. Hearing Research, 225(1-2): 1-10, 2007.

Coleman, B., de Silva, M.G. and Shepherd, R.K. Concise Review: The potential of stem cells for auditory neuron generation and replacement. Stem Cells, 25(11): 2685-2694, 2007.

Hildebrand, M.S., de Silva, M.G., Tan, T.Y., Rose, E., Nishimura, C., Tolmachova, T., Hulett, J.M., White, S.M., Silver, J., Bahlo, M., Smith, R.J.H., and Dahl, H.H.M. Molecular characterization of a novel X-linked syndrome involving developmental delay and deafness. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 143A(21): 2564-2575, 2007.

Hildebrand, M.S., Newton, S.S., Gubbels, S.P., Sheffield, A.M., Kochhar, A., de Silva, M.G., Dahl, H.H., Rose, S.D., Behlke, M.A. and Smith, R.J. Advances in molecular and cellular therapies for hearing loss. Molecular Therapy, 16(2): 224-236, 2008.

Coleman, B., Rickard, N.A., de Silva, M.G. and Shepherd, R.K. A protocol for cryoembedding the adult guinea pig cochlea for fluorescence immunohistology. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 176: 144-151, 2009.