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Discovery of novel niche factors to improve long-term stem cell transplantation in Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes. 

2023- 2025 (Fellowship): Discovery of novel niche factors to improve long-term stem cell transplantation in bone marrow failure syndromes. Dr Vashe Chandrakanthan, The University of Adelaide.

For many patients with Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, a bone marrow transplant is the only hope for a cure. However, for a transplant to be effective the transplanted stem cells need to mature, and develop into long-term healthy adult stem cells. If this doesn’t happen, the transplant could fail.

It’s vital that there are more treatment options to increase the number of marrow-stimulating molecules and improve outcomes for patients with severe marrow failure. Dr Chandrakanthan’s research looks at developing a growth factor based treatment to help the transplanted stem cells to mature and produce healthy blood. This research could potentially transform the transplantation management of patients with Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes.

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Functional interrogation of Loci associated with the regulation of haematopoiesis

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. To understand bone ...

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Modelling consequences of cell abundance, heterogeneity and origin for autologous cell therapy in genetic Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes.

2020-2023 (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 / University of South Australia. In ...

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Clinical genomic and molecular determinants of outcome in patients with Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

2018-2021 (Doctoral Degree Fellowship): Clinical, genomic and molecular determinants of outcome in patients with Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, Dr Lucy Fox, The University of Melbourne. This project is the first scholarship in Australia to ...

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Towards targeted treatments for Fanconi Anaemia 

2017 – 2019 Fellowship / 2017 Grant-in-Aid, Towards targeted treatments for Fanconi Anaemia, Associate Professor Wayne Crismani, St Vincents Institute for Medical Research Fanconi Anaemia is an inherited disorder which can lead to bone ...

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