About Professor Tailoi Chan-Ling

Tailoi's work aims to shed light on the earliest initiating events in diseases affecting sight and the central nervous system, with the aim of developing therapies that attack the cause of disease rather than treating the symptoms.

Dr Chan-Ling has made a sustained contribution to the understanding of glial-vascular biology during normal CNS development as well as key understanding to the disease processes in Retinopathy of Prematurity (the leading cause of infant blindness in the world) animal models of multiple sclerosis, cerebral malaria and inflammation.

Tailoi Chan-Ling is a NHMRC Principal research fellow and Professor in the discipline of Anatomy. Her lab has had continued NHRC funding since 1990 and projects receive strong support from a number of philanthropic foundations. She currently holds an International Science Linkages Grant which supports projects providing access to leading technology in the field of stem cell biology. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmic Science (Ophthalmology), Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York. She is on the editorial board of 4 International peer review journals and is a regular invited speaker at key international meetings on vascular biology, Glial biology and Retinal biology. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Group of the Bosch Institute and serves in a number of capacities within the University including Chair, Precinct Animal Users Committee 1997-; University of Sydney, Harassment and Discrimination Support Officer, 2001-; Honorary Research Associate: Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 1998-; Academic Board Nominee, University of Sydney, 2007-: Consortium leader: Replacement of Confocal Microscope Bosch Microscopy Facility. Dr Chan-Ling maintains many successful international and national collaborations thus expanding markedly the types of research opportunities/experience available in her laboratory.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Professor Chan-Ling's publicatons, please visit her Sydney Medical School profile page.