Professor Cedric Bardy

Professorial Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place SA Health & Medical Research Institute
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Director of the Laboratory for Human Neurobiology at SAHMRI (South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute)

Cedric obtained his PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney in Prof Dreher’s Laboratory (2004-2008). He was then awarded the pretisgious European Postdoctoral Fellowship (Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship), and continued his postdoctoral training overseas in two world-class research institutions: 1) The Pasteur Institute in Paris with Prof Pierre-Marie Lledo on the topic of neurogenesis in the adult brain (2008-2010), and 2) The Salk Institute in California with Prof Fred H Gage in the fields of stem cell neuroscience and genetics (2011-2016).

In October 2016, Dr Bardy was appointed Assistant Professor (Senior Research Fellow) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). He is currently leading the Laboratory for Human Neurophysiology and Genetics located at SAHMRI. Dr Bardy also serves as a continuing Faculty member to the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University and as a scientific consultant for biotech companies in the stem cell field.


Cedric is an internationally recognized leader in the field of human neural stem cells, and an expert in electrophysiology and single cell genetics. His research efforts are focused on developing in vitro models and new biotechnologies to unravel the effect of neurological disorders at the cellular and molecular level.

Dr Bardy invented BrainPhys neuronal medium in collaboration with Prof Fred H Gage to improve the physiology of neuronal culture (Bardy et al. PNAS 2015). The medium is distributed world-wide, and a rapidly growing number of laboratories is using it routinely.

Dr Bardy has also established a new analytical method on human neurons in vitro, dubbed PatchSeq, which combines the analysis of the electrophysiology, RNAseq and morphology of a single cell. Such multimodal profiling provides exceptional insights in the phenotypes of human iPSC-derived neurons (Bardy et al. Molecular Psychiatry 2016).


2019 - current: Assistant Professor - Senior Research Fellow, Research Only Tenure - Flinders University, Australia (Bardy Lab)

2016 – current: Assistant Professor – Senior Research Fellow – SAHMRI Mind & Brain, Australia (Bardy Lab)

2011 – 2016: Postdoctoral Marie-Curie Fellow - Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California, USA (Fred H Gage Lab)

2008 – 2010: Postdoctoral fellow - Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (Pierre-Marie Lledo Lab)

2005 – 2008: PhD - University of Sydney, Australia (Bogdan Dreher Lab)

Key responsibilities

Group Leader

Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Electrophysiology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics, Stem Cells, Neuroscience (2), Human genetics (2), Parkinson's, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Brain Cancer (3)
Associate supervisor: Alzheimer's, Psychiatric disorders
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  • Parkinson's disease
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  • Genomics
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)
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