Caitlin Filby

Postdoctoral Researcher
Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Mount Waverley, VIC

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Dr Caitlin Filby is a stem cell biologist with expertise in epithelial stem cell developmental biology, disease, cancer and physiology. Caitlin was awarded the Justin Lowndes Post-doctoral Fellowship and recruited to Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) to investigate the potential of cord-blood derived stem cells as a cellular therapy for Cystic Fibrosis. At MCRI she developed stem cell biology techniques and created a novel stem cell reporter line. She was subsequently recruited by Dr Asselin-Labat at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to develop her newly formed lung stem cells and cancer research program. Using a combination of mouse models, in vitro techniques Caitlin found a novel role for LMO4 in lung stem cells, development and cancer. After a career break (children), Caitlin was recruited by Prof Gargett to employ her skills, to investigate the cellular causes of endometriosis. She is also investigating new non-invasive screening tools/diagnostics for endometriosis with the aim that these exciting discoveries will improve health outcomes for women with endometriosis. In recognition of her leadership, she was selected in the inaugural cohort of the VESKI Inspiring Women in STEM: Stamina Invited Participant (1 of 10 women selected). Her long-term career goal is to be an internationally-recognized researcher in endometriosis who translates scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes.