DR Grace Lidgerwood

DR Grace Lidgerwood


  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Development of the Human Retina
  • Inflammation in Disease
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Cell Interaction and Cross-Talk
  • Single-Cell Sequencing
  • Stem Cell Disease Modelling
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Vision Science



  • Grace Lidgerwood received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2018. During her PhD, she developed methods for differentiating iPSCs to retinal cell types for disease modelling and explored the role of endogenous signalling lipids and inflammation in retinal homeostasis.

    Her current research, based in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, focusses on creating more complex hPSC-derived models of neurodegeneration, including organoid and co-culturing methods, bioengineered matrices and 3D printing.

    Dr Lidgerwood is an affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow for the ARC Centre for Personalised Therapeutic Technologies (ARC CPTT), an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Surgery, and the Chair of the Early Career Researcher Committee, Australian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR).


Member of

  • Australian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR). Member 2015 - 2022
  • Australian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR). Elected Professional Development and Junior Investigators Subcommittee Chair. 2019 - 2021
  • Australian Research Council Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies (ARC CPTT). Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies 2018 - 2021


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2018
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 2011



Available for supervision

  • Y