|Location||Monash University, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute|
|Eligibility||Open to international applicants|
PhD project available in cell biology assessing leukaemic stem cells
This project is aimed at rendering residual leukaemia stem cells chemo-sensitive. The fact that blood stem cells naturally move from marrow to peripheral blood has been used therapeutically to “mobilise” them for transplantation. Leukaemic stem cells are regulated by similar mechanisms. We have developed a new mobilisation agent and the project will test its ability to improve the cure of leukaemia by dislodging leukaemic stem cells from their protective microenvironment and stimulating cell-cycle, rendering them sensitive to chemotherapy.
The project will be conducted in a joint CSIRO/ARMI laboratory at Monash University. Students with a 1st Class Honours are encouraged to apply and meet the team. Successful applicant will be provided with a laptop and a top up scholarship.
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