Associate Professor Pébay obtained her PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Paris VI in 2001 and subsequently joined Professor Martin Pera at Monash University to undertake research on human embryonic stem cells (hESC). She then continued her research in this area at the University of Melbourne where she commenced in 2007. Since 2012, Associate Professor Pébay has been appointed to both the Centre for Eye Research Australia and The University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Pébay is the primary inventor of three international patents related to stem cell technology. She has published 28 peer-review articles and book chapters in the last five years and is on the editorial board of four international stem cell journals. Associate Professor Pébay established the first animal-free and chemically-defined culture medium for the growth of hESC and is now a recognized expert in the field of pluripotent stem cell biology.