Profile - Louise Purton - Stem Cell Regulation
Posted 06th July 2016
Associate Professor Louise Purton, Associate Director SVI
Co-Head, Stem Cell Regulation Unit
Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine SVH, The University of Melbourne
Research Interests: The research in my lab primarily focuses on processes involved in blood cell production (haematopoiesis). All blood cells are formed from haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which are capable of either self-renewing (to make more HSCs) or differentiating into mature blood cell types- each HSC makes hundreds of thousands of blood cells. Research in my laboratory is focused on understanding how HSCs are regulated, and determining the roles of the bone marrow microenvironment (where blood cells are made) in regulating haemopoietic diseases, including leukaemia.