CSL Centenary Fellows


2017



Professor Geoffrey Faulkner

2017 CSL Centenary Fellow

Are memories stored in DNA?

Geoff Faulkner is testing a bold idea— he thinks long-term memory might be stored in our brain's DNA. If he's right, it will revolutionise both our understanding of life's blueprint and how we manage diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.

During the course of his CSL Centenary Fellowship, Geoffrey will use single cell genomics, optogenetics, stem cells and genome editing to examine how and when during life these mobile DNA changes occur, whether they play a role in memory function, and whether they contribute to Alzheimer's disease.

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Associate Professor Steven Lane

2017 CSL Centenary Fellow

Improving survival for patients with acute leukaemia

Leukaemia is one of Australia's deadliest types of cancer. However, as Steven Lane knows, it's not just one type—it's hundreds of different types, each with its own genetic fingerprint.

As a recipient of the CSL Centenary Fellowship, Steven's research will focus on understanding why most patients with blood cancers relapse following chemotherapy. His team have developed new laboratory models which will be used to develop and test new treatments for leukaemia and prevention of relapse.

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