Professor Graham Jenkin holds a Personal Chair at Monash University. He is Deputy Director of The Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research, and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University. His Group is undertaking research on the safety, efficacy and use of amnion epithelial cells for the treatment of premature infants suffering from respiratory distress (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) and delayed neurological development of premature neonates; as well as for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. He is undertaking preclinical and clinical trials on the use of Proprietary Mesenchymal Precursor Cells, combined with matrices, in the repair of cervical and lumbar spinal disc degenerative disease, osteochondral defects and osteoarthritis. His promotion of linkages with industry was recognised by the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Innovation and Collaboration in Research with Industry. With Professor Euan Wallace, he recently led the development of a public sector Victorian Consortium for Cell-based Therapies, consisting of Healthcare, Research Institutions and Commercial Organisations, to facilitate research and translation of rapidly evolving cell therapies through clinical trials to the clinic.