Mackay-Sim in 2017
|Born||16 May 1951|
Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
|Alma mater||Macquarie University|
|Awards||Australian of the Year (2017)|
|Thesis||Odorous communication by stressed rats (1978)|
Alan Mackay-Sim (born 16 May 1951) is an Australian biomedical scientist specialising in adult stem cell research, and winner of the 2017 Australian of the Year. Some of his research focuses on olfactory ensheathing cells, which are cells in the human nose that interact with the nervous system to cause a sense of smell.
Academic and professional life
He is married, with two children.
- "Family Notices". The Sydney Morning Herald (35, 382). New South Wales, Australia. 17 May 1951. p. 20. Retrieved 25 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- Chehrehasa, Fatemeh; Ekberg, Jenny A. K.; Lineburg, Katie; Amaya, Daniel; Mackay-Sim, Alan; St. John, James A. (Nov 2011). "Two phases of replacement replenish the olfactory ensheathing cell population after injury in postnatal mice". Glia. 60 (2): 322–32. doi:10.1002/glia.22267. PMID 22065423.
- "Champion for stem cell use named Australian of the Year". ABC News. 25 January 2017.
- Knott, Matthew (25 January 2017). "Scientist whose miracle made a paraplegic walk again named Australian of the Year". Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Australian of the Year is injury research pioneer Alan Mackay-Sim". BBC. 25 January 2017 – via www.bbc.com.
- "Curriculum vitae". Griffith University. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- "Australian of the Year winner: Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- Susan Johnson (20 January 2017). "Professor Alan Mackay-Sim is dedicated to spreading the word on medical research". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- NSBHS Higher School Certificate 1969
- Emily Brooks (25 January 2017). "Meet The New Australian Of The Year: Professor Alan Mackay-Sim". Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- Stephanie Bedo (22 January 2017). "The remarkable scientist making new life connections". Griffith University. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- "Myeloma: I am ready to enjoy each day more". Leukaemia Foundation. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
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