Dr Orly Lacham-Kaplan - Faculty of Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Dr Orly Lacham-Kaplan, Senior Laboratory Manager, Centre of Exercise and Nutrition has specialised in applied research in fertility for her PhD dissertation and became a world specialist in state-of-the-art technologies including stem cell therapies to overcome human infertility for which she was awarded the "BrainLink Women of Achievement Award" in 2007. Orly held a Senior Research Fellow and head of research lab position at Monash University and was the coordinator of, and a lecturer in under and postgraduate courses at Monash University. Orly was also a project officer/consultant for Cancer Council Australia to establish the new surveillance colonoscopy guidelines for the prevention of colorectal cancer and a Lab Manager at the Physical Activity and Behavioural Epidemiology, Baker IDI before she joined the Australian Catholic University. In recent years Orly has developed interest in women health and has been concentrating on establishing holistic wellbeing (body and mind) approach to women health and everyday issues using techniques she has been learning in her studies of Masters of Counselling at Victoria University.Her current research interests include identifying the causes for muscle loss in postmenopausal women from cellular and molecular perspectives utilizing array of technical methods including imaging, molecular biology, immunochemistry and proteomics and establish possible systems to maintain muscle tissue in-vitro and in-vivo.

Although under the Senior Professional title, Dr Lacham-Kaplan's current position is a combination of organisational management and research activities (academia)


Phone :8233 (Melbourne)
Email :orly.lacham-kaplan@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Satellite Cells and the Muscle Stem Cell Niche ;

Methods Expertise

Tissue culture ; Cell biology ; Immunofluorescence microscopy, ; Immunochemistry ; Gene expression ; Proteomics ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Reprogramming of DNA Replication Timing. , in Stem Cells 28: 443-449


Differentiation of germ cells and gametes from stem cells. , in Human Reproduction Update15:379-390


Testicular cell conditioned medium supports differentiation of embryonic stem cells into ovarian structures containing oocytes. . , in Stem Cells 24: 266-273.


In-vivo and in-vitro differentiation of male germ cells in the mouse., in Reproduction128:147-152

Other information

Following a fellowship (media, marketing and public relations) at the Californian Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), San Francisco, USA she moved into organisational management and acquired further administration skills through participation in the "Future Research Leaders' Program and Leadership: Australian and International Perspectives and Management Theory" at Monash University and the First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels at Kelly Scientific. She also holds a Diploma in Business and Event Management from Holmesglen TAFE.