7.30am Breakfast & 7.45am Presentation
Monash Medical Centre, Level 2 - Lecture Theatre 3
'Altered expression of Hoxa1 perturbs haematopoiesis and results in myelodysplasia'
Presenter: Dr Shuh Ying Tan
Shuh is currently in her final year of PhD research at St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent's Hospital. With a key interest in myeloid malignancies, her research is focused on validating mouse models of myelodysplasia (MDS) that was generated in the lab of Assoc. Prof Louise Purton, and these models are currently being used in a chemical screen to identify potential novel therapeutic targets in MDS. Using patient samples, she is also working with Dr Meg Wall to identify genetic signatures in patients with MDS that may predict for resistance or sensitivity to hypomethylating agents.