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Professor José Polo is willing and available to speak with the media about his field of expertise.

There has been significant interest in Professor Polo's latest publication in Nature about iBlastoids.Read more about this discovery.

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Media highlights include:

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Notable prizes/fellowships:

2018 Future Fellowship (Australian Research Council)

2017 Vice-Chancellor award for Gender Diversity as founder member of the Faculty of Medicine’s Gender Equity Committee


  • Sylvia and Charles Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellowship
  • Metcalf Award from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia
  • Vice-Chancellor award for Excellence in Research (Early Career)
  • Invited as one of eight promising early career scientist (from all scientific disciplines across the world) of the Future Leaders program of the Science and Technology in Society Forum in Kyoto. Invitees to this meeting include: Nobel awardees, Prime Ministers, Deans and Directors from the top universities globally and Institutes, Pharma, Banks, Energy companies, CEO/CSO, etc.
  • Deans Award for Excellence in Research (Early Career), Faculty of Medicine, Monash University

2013 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award

2012 Career Development Fellowship - NHRMC, Australia

2011 Larkins Fellowship - Monash University, Australia

2009 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Fund for Medical Discovery


  • Travel award from the American Society of Haematology, this is based on the quality of the submitted abstract
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship award from the National Cancer Centre

2004 Merit Award and Plenary Speaker from the American Society of Haematology. These are two of the most prestigious awards in the field.

Professor José Polo and Dr Anja Knaupp, a research fellow in the Polo lab, explain their research, using stem cells to advance our understanding of how the body develops and what happens during disease. Video courtesy of Stem Cells Australia

Read more about various journal editorial and conference organisation roles Professor Polo has been involved in

Read more Polo Lab media coverage on his Monash Research Profile

Read more about the various prizes Professor Polo has received on his Monash Research Profile

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