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Heng Laboratory

Stem Cells and Translational Immunology

Welcome to the Heng Lab

Our research aims to understand the immune response to stem cell transplantation and cell therapy, with a view to overcome immunological barriers and other challenges for effective translation of such treatments.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Immunity and Development & Stem Cells Programs, and the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology.

Associate Professor Tracy Heng

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

If you are a student interested in doing research in our lab, visit Supervisor Connect.

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Our research

Our research is at the interface between immunology, stem cells and cell therapy. We seek to understand how immune cells impede, mediate or facilitate stem cell transplantation and cell therapy. We use cellular, molecular and genetic approaches to investigate the mechanisms underlying therapeutic efficacy of such treatments in preclinical models of disease, immune dysfunction and ageing. Ultimately, this knowledge allows us to define new therapeutic approaches that improve stem cell transplantation outcomes and immune function. We have a strong interest in translating outcomes and collaborate closely with industry.

Lab members

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We're always interested in collaborating with bright and motivated researchers, clinicians and industry. Whether you want to research, study or partner with us to accelerate our discoveries, find out about the work we do.

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