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Understanding the mechanisms that regulate spleen organogenesis [ 2015 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1078247]

Researchers: Jonathan Tan (Principal investigator)

Brief description Spleen is a organ with regenerative capacity but the cells driving this have been largely unexplored. A cell-type essential for spleen tissue formation was recently discovered, termed a spleen organiser cell. We are now are attempting to understand where these cells originate from, what cells they develop into, and which genes are important for spleen regeneration. These findings will advance fundamental knowledge of spleen development and lead to better strategies for spleen transplant therapy.

Funding Amount $AUD 414,227.40

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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