School of Life Sciences

Prof Carola Niesler

Academic Leader

Professor Carola Niesler is an established NRF-rated stem cell scientist who received her PhD from the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge (UK).  She has spent her subsequent research career analysing the regulation of skeletal muscle stem cells, adipose-derived stem cells and cutaneous stem cells during wound healing and disease states such as diabetes. She has published numerous papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has graduated more than 20 PhD/MSc students since 2005.

Research interests

Stem cells

Skeletal muscle

Extracellular matrix


Wound healing

Research profiles