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Current Projects

CRE in Bone Marrow Biology Research Portfolio

Completed and current research projects: 

  • 2015 – 2018: The Australian Aplastic Anaemia Registry as a Means for Advancing Effective Treatment of Aplastic Anaemia Transfusion Outcomes Research Collaborative (TORC). TORC is a consortium of members of Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at The Alfred Hospital, along with members of the Red Cross Blood Service. For further information, please visit the registry's website
  • 2016-2019 (Fellowship): Part 1 - Prevention and treatment of bone marrow failure in Fanconi anaemia and other inherited disorders (Dr Wayne Crismani, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research)
  • 2017-2019 (Grant): Part 2 - Prevention and treatment of bone marrow failure in Fanconi anaemia and other inherited disorders (Dr Wayne Crismani, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research)
  • 2016-2018 (Grant): Identification of miRNA biomarkers which play a functional role in disease pathogenesis and are predictive of inferior outcomes in AA/MDS (Dr Lynette Chee, The Royal Melbourne Hospital/Melbourne Health)
  • 2017-2020 (Fellowship): Genome editing of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells to uncover novel therapeutics for aplastic anaemia and other bone marrow failure syndromes (Dr Yih-Chih Chan and Prof Mark Dawson, The University of Melbourne through the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology)
  • 2017-2019 (Grant): Predicting malignant transformation of bone marrow failure syndromes using longitudinal targeted sequencing of peripheral blood and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) (Dr Piers Blombery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
  • 2018-2020 (Grant): Influences of clonal haematopoiesis in allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (Prof Mark Dawson and Dr Paul Yeh, The University of Melbourne)
  • 2019-2020 (Doctoral Degree Fellowship): Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes in Australia: improving diagnosis to inform strategies for better care and outcomes (Dr Lucy Fox, The University of Melbourne)
  • 2018-2020 (Grant): Identifying therapeutics which can be repurposed for the treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes and other Bone Marrow Failure Disorders (Dr Amee George, The Australian National University)
  • 2018-2020 (Grant): Using induced pluripotent stem cells to find causes and cures for bone marrow failure in children and young adults (Professor Andrew Elefanty, Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • 2018-2020 (Grant): Discovering new genes and mutations that cause failure of bone marrow neutrophil production (Professor Graham Lieschke, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute/Monash University and The Royal Melbourne Hospital)
  • 2018-2020 (Co-funded VCA/MRV International Fellowship): International Travelling Fellowship. Novel immunological assessment of Aplastic Anaemia and post transplant Graft Dysfunction for the purposes of targeted therapeutic intervention (Dr Ashvind Prabahran, The Royal Melbourne Hospital/Melbourne Health)
  • 2018-2020 (Co-funded Snowdome/MRV Fellowship): The Gunn National Fellowship for Career Development in Research - Women in Haematology. Novel blood biomarkers for predicting bone marrow failure in Myeloproliferative neoplasms (Dr Belinda Guo, University of Western Australia)
  • 2019-2021 (Fellowship): The Alex Gadomski Fellowship. Functional Interrogation of Loci associated with the Regulation of Haematopoiesis (Dr Kirsten Fairfax, Menzies Institute for Medical Research and University of Tasmania).
  • 2019-2020 (Grant): Extension to The Australian Aplastic Anaemia and other Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Registry. (Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine). For further information, please visit the registry's website
  • 2019-2021 (Grant): Evaluating Multidisciplinary Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome Care - a prospective observational clinical trial offering comprehensive diagnostic genomic evaluation, multidisciplinary case review and multidisciplinary clinical care (The University of Melbourne and Clinical Haematology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital)
  • 2020 -2022 (Fellowship): Modelling consequences of cell abundance, heterogeneity and origin for autologous cell therapy in genetic bone marrow failure syndromes (Dr Parvathy Venugopal, Centre for Cancer Biology)
  • 2020 -2021 (Grant-in-Aid): Establishing an in vivo humanized mouse model for telomere related bone marrow failure syndromes (Associate Professor Tracy Bryan, Children's Medical Research Institute)
  • 2020 -2021 (Grant-in-Aid): Microenvironmental determinants of Aplastic Anaemia progression to MDS / AML (Dr Rachel Koldej, ACRF Translational Research Laboratory, Melbourne Health)
  • 2020 -2023 (Fellowship): The Alex Gadomski PhD Scholarship in Medical Research. Co-funded with the University of Tasmania, this higher research degree position is in current recruitment
  • 2020 -2023 (Grant): The Australian Bone Marrow Failure Biobank
  • 2020 -2023 (Program): The RESELECT Trial
  • 2020 -2022 (GIA): Using whole genome sequence analysis to find answers for unsolved cases of inherited bone marrow failure syndrome. Dr Piers Blombery
  • 2020 -2021 (GIA): Curation of the DIAAMOND-based Aplastic Anaemia Biobank. Associate Professor Stephen Ting
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