Cecilia Prele

Associate Professor, PhD Coll.Lond.

  • The University of Western Australia (M503), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 817 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Associate Professor Cecilia Prêle is a Senior Research Fellow and Administrative Director for the Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (CCTRM), University of Western Australia and is a Senior Research Scientist within the Centre for Respiratory Health, UWA. She was awarded her PhD in Biochemistry from University College London, UK in 2001. After completing a short postdoctoral position at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Kings College London she relocated to Perth. Her research focuses on investigating signal transduction pathways activated in disease and on how these modified pathways contribute to the initiation and progression of disease. Her research is part of a larger collaborative program of research, which aims to investigate the mechanisms driving lung tissue repair and regeneration.


• Molecular mechanisms underlying lung fibrosis
• Mechanisms regulating lung repair and regeneration
• Multi-potential nature of mesothelial cells and serosal repair


  • Molecular biology
  • Inflammation

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Research Output 2002 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Ephrin-A2 affects wound healing and scarring in a murine model of excisional injury

Wijeratne, D., Rodger, J., Stevenson, A., Wallace, H., Prêle, C. M., Wood, F. M. & Fear, M. W., May 2019, In : Burns. 45, 3, p. 682-690 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wound Healing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Inhibition of collagen production delays malignant mesothelioma tumor growth in a murine model

Abayasiriwardana, K. S., Wood, M. K., Prêle, C. M., Birnie, K. A., Robinson, B. W., Laurent, G. J., McAnulty, R. J. & Mutsaers, S. E., 5 Mar 2019, In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 510, 2, p. 198-204 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


MicroRNA Signatures in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Effusions

Birnie, K. A., Prele, C. M., Musk, A. W. B., de Klerk, N., Lee, Y. C. G., Fitzgerald, D., Allcock, R. J. N., Thompson, P. J., Creaney, J., Badrian, B. & Mutsaers, S. E., 31 Jul 2019, In : Disease Markers. 9 p., 8628612.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Pleural Effusion
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Cell Aging
Genome-Wide Association Study
5 Citations (Scopus)
269 Downloads (Pure)

STAT3 regulates the onset of oxidant-induced senescence in lung fibroblasts

Waters, D. W., Blokland, K. E. C., Pathinayake, P. S., Wei, L., Schuliga, M., Jaffar, J., Westall, G. P., Hansbro, P. M., Prele, C. M., Mutsaers, S. E., Bartlett, N. W., Burgess, J. K., Grainge, C. L. & Knight, D. A., Jul 2019, In : American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
STAT3 Transcription Factor
Chemical activation

Projects 2004 2020