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The Mechanisms of Epithelial Cell Survival that Govern Thymus Function [ 2017 - 2019 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1121325]

Researchers: A/Pr Daniel Gray (Principal investigator)

Brief description The thymus is an organ dedicated to the production of crucial immune cells, called T lymphocytes. Cancer treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy, destroy thymic function and impair immune recovery in patients. We aim to uncover molecular processes that govern the life and death decisions of cells in the thymus. Our goal is to then use this information to develop treatments to protect this critical organ from damage and improve immune recovery following radiation or chemotherapy.

Funding Amount $AUD 635,726.14

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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