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Current projects | Teaching activities

Whether you want to research, invest, donate or partner with us to accelerate our life-changing discoveries, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Feel free to contact Professor Helen Abud with any queries.

Clinical partners

Department of colorectal surgery at Cabrini Hospital – Associate Professor Paul McMurrick, Colorectal cancer research

Monash Children’s hospital – Dr Ed Giles, normal and IBD small intestinal research

Our Lab ‘after hours’

We believe that the best research comes from supportive teams that are working towards the same goal.  In the Abud lab, our group members work closely with each other and we enjoy celebrating our achievements together.


Christmas 2018


Christmas 2017


Donate to our lab

Are you interested in contributing to our research success? The focus of our research is to better understand the molecular mechanisms and environmental influences that regulate stem cells in normal tissues, degenerative diseases and colon cancer. Our aim is to help develop better treatments for individual patients with these conditions. Your donations will help us achieve this goal.

With cutting-edge medical engineering offering new approaches to managing and treating disease, Professor Helen
Abud and Associate Professor, Paul McMurrick from Cabrini Health, are paving the way for the development of
better-targeted cancer drugs by growing replica organs outside of the body. This ground-breaking research has the
potential to take the guesswork out of future treatments.

Selected funding groups

We gratefully acknowledge the funding given to our lab by the following groups:

  • NHMRC
  • ARC
  • Cancer Australia
  • Victorian Cancer Agency
  • Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer

Teaching activities

Developmental Biology Education, DEV2011, DEV3032,
MCB2011 Co-Convenor