Dr. Alan Trounson
Professor Emeritus, Monash University
Past President, California Institute for Regeneration Medicine
Alan is a world-renowned IVF pioneer and stem cell biologist who completed his PhD at Sydney University’s Faculty of Agriculture. While undertaking his pioneering research, Alan held multiple prestigious positions at Monash, including Director of the Centre for Early Human Development, Deputy Director of the Institute for Reproduction and Development, as well as personal chairs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology/Paediatrics, and in Stem Cell SciencesHe was the inaugural CEO of the Australian Stem Cell Centre in 2002 and was appointed to the role of Director of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories that was established in 2003 to bring together and lead Monash’s interests in stem cells and tissue repair.
In 2007, Alan confirmed his role as one of the world’s leading minds in stem cell sciences when he was appointed permanent President of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine – a $3 billion agency founded to support and advance stem cell research and regenerative medicine. He also serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Genetics Policy Institute.