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Associate Professor Ngaire Elwood PhD, BSc(Hons), MAICD

Independent non-executive director appointed 30 April 2018 and Member of the Science and Ethics Committee. 

Associate Professor Ngaire Elwood is the Director of the BMDI Cord Blood Bank and Head of the Cord Blood Stem Cell Research Laboratory at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. 

Assoc Professor Elwood has extensive experience in the field of stem cells, cellular therapy, cancer and cord blood. Her current research is aimed at understanding cord blood stem cell biology, improving cord blood transplant outcome and exploring the use of cord blood for regenerative therapies.

Assoc Professor Elwood serves as Vice President of the international Board of Directors for the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and sits on various executive committees within FACT. She was the Regional Vice President (2018–2020) for the Australia New Zealand Region of the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) and is Chair of the AusCord network of public cord blood banks.