Navdeep joined Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation in July 2018. With the keen interest in Cancer and stem cell research, she is currently researching the role of Complement system as a potential druggable target for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. She has four years Stem Cell research experience while being involved in identifying molecular signatures of mesenchymal stem cells at Queensland University of Technology. She then moved to Australian National University, where she worked with staff and students of the Research School of Biology and The John Curtin School of Medical Research, to obtain and interpret meaningful research data using advanced microscopy techniques.
Navdeep has worked on research projects to advance simple 3D sacrificial micro-moulding as a means of producing hydrogels with exquisite porosity, and to develop new hydrogel to meet the exacting needs of bio-fabrication and tissue engineering (microvascular and cancer metastasis).
Her work is intrinsically inter-disciplinary – a theme throughout her career.