A/Prof Carl Walkley, A/Prof Wallace Langdon, Dr Meaghan Wall, Dr Alistair Chalk
St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
What is the project?
This project studies the mechanism by which mutations in a protein (Srsf2) cause blood cell diseases such as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML). Our findings will allow us to better understand how these cancers develop, and as a result, create models that can be used for testing new treatment approaches.
What are you trying to achieve?
We are interested in understanding how two types of related blood cancer – myelodysplastic syndrome and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia – form. We are trying to understand how genes that are mutated in both types of blood cancer do so that we can better understand how these cancers form.
Cancer Council Victoria Research Grant