Dr Susie Nilsson

OCE Science Leader

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Biography

Susie Nilsson received her PhD from Melbourne University before completing post-doctoral studies at the University of Massachusetts. On her return to Australia, Susie took up a position at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute where she became a laboratory head in 2002. In 2005 she moved to the Australian Stem Cell Centre prior to being appointed as an ARC Future Fellow and Laboratory Head at CSIRO in 2009. She became a group leader at ARMI, Monash University in 2013 and a CSIRO OCE Science Leader in 2014. Currently she has an adjunct Professor appointment at Monash University. The specific goal of her laboratory is to understand hemopoiesis and therefore begin to address the changes and their effects in hemopoietic disease. She has focused much of her independent research career establishing models to identify where HSC reside in the BM, the cellular and extracellular components in that microenvironment as well as the mechanisms through which these regulate HSC fate. She is now heavily focused on how we can use these findings to improve human health, particularly in the areas of bone marrow transplant, stem cell mobilisation and haematopoietic disorders such as leukaemia and bone marrow failure.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Niche Biology

  • Project Leader
    OCE Science Leader Project

  • Project Leader
    NHMRC grant "Bone marrow Endothelial Stem Cells have the capacity to form both the endothelial and haemopoietic hierarchies"

  • Project Leader
    NHMRC grant "Using direct reprogramming to generate and rejuvenate haematopoietic stem cells" with Jose Polo

  • Project Leader
    NHMRC grant "Molecular mechanisms underlying induction of haematopoietic stem cells in the embryo" with Peter Currie

  • Project Leader
    OCE Post-Doc Project "Understanding the ageing haematopoietic microenvironment"

  • Joint Project Leader
    OCE Post-Doc Project "Enhancing the Biointegration of 3D printed Titanium Implants" with Tim Hughes

Academic Qualifications

  • 1989

    B.Sc.
    University of Melbourne

  • 1990

    B.Sc.(Hons)
    University of Melbourne

  • 1994

    PhD
    University of Melbourne

Professional Experiences

  • 2005-2009

    Head of Niche Laboratory
    Australian Stem Cell Centre

  • 2002-2005

    Microenvironment Laboratory Head
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

  • 1999-2002

    RD Wright Fellow
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

  • 1997-1998

    CJ Martin Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

  • 1995-1997

    CJ Martin Post-Doctoral Fellow
    University of Massachusetts Medical Center

  • 1994-1995

    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016

    Adjunct Professor
    ARMI, Monash University

  • 2013-2016

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    ARMI, Monash University

  • 2009-2013

    ARC Future Fellow
    Australian Research Council

  • 2006-2013

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Monash University

  • 2003

    Senior Research Fellow
    Department of Pathology, Melbourne University

  • 1999-2002

    NHMRC RD Wright Fellowship
    National Health and Medical Research Council

  • 1997-2002

    Associate
    Department of Anatomy, Melbourne University

  • 1995-1998

    NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship
    National Health and Medical Research Council

Grants

  • 2012-2016

    SIEF, CI 5 yr Project grant, in collaboration with WEHI and CSL

  • 2016-2016

    OCE Science Leader Collaborative project with Sean O’Donoghue

  • 2013-2015

    ARC, Partner Investigator, Discovery Project Grant

  • 2013-2014

    Stem Cells Australia, co-applicant Strategic Research Fund grant

  • 2012-2014

    CSIRO, OCE Post-Doctoral Fellowship Co-CI

  • 2011-2013

    NHMRC, Co-Chief Investigator Project Grant

  • 2011-2013

    NHMRC, Co-Chief Investigator Project Grant

  • 2010-2013

    CSIRO, OCE Post-Doctoral Fellowship Co-CI

  • 2009-2011

    Australian Stem Cell Centre Stream Grant, Module leader, Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation Stream

  • 2009-2011

    Australian Stem Cell Centre Stream Grant, Module leader, Bioreactor Stream

  • 2009-2011

    Australian Stem Cell Centre Stream Grant, Module leader, Adult Stem Cell Stream

  • 2006-2006

    The CASS Foundation, Chief Investigator, Project Grant

  • 2005-2007

    NHMRC, Chief Investigator, Project Grant

  • 2003-2006

    Australian Stem Cell Centre “Adult Stem Cell Platform” with P Simmons

  • 2003-2006

    Australian Stem Cell Centre “Therapeutic Focus in Haemopoiesis” with P Simmons

  • 2003-2005

    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Chief Investigator, Translational Research Grant

  • 2002-2004

    Association for International Cancer Research, Chief Investigator, Project Grant

  • 2002-2004

    NHMRC, Chief Investigator, Project Grant

  • 2004-2004

    Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Joint grant for microscopy equipment

  • 2001-2003

    NHMRC, Co-Chief Investigator Project Grant with JP Levesque

  • 1995-1997

    NHMRC, Co-Chief Investigator Project Grant with I Bertoncello

  • 1992-1993

    Eirene Lucas Foundation, Research Grant

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2013

    Associate Editor International Journal of Hematology

  • 2011-2017

    Associate Editor Experimental Hematology

  • 2017

    Chair of ARMI faculty meetings

  • 2011-2013

    Chair, HSC committee, International Society for Cellular Therapy

  • 2011

    FlowCore Management Committee

  • 2014-2017

    Monash Gender Equity Committee

  • 2010-2010

    Chair, Local Organising Committee, Melbourne Meeting, International Society of Experimental Hematology

  • 2009-2011

    Scientific Organising Committee International Society of Experimental Hematology

  • 2009-2011

    Monash Animal Services Ethics Committee

  • 2007-2011

    Member of the Board International Society of Experimental Hematology

  • 2005-2011

    Editorial Board, Experimental Hematology

  • 2003-2006

    Member Nominating Committee International Society of Experimental

  • 2002-2005

    Chair Emerging Leaders Task Force Committee International Society of Experimental Hematology

  • 2002-2005

    Scientific Organising Committee International Society of Experimental Hematology

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Publications

We have publications by Dr Susie Nilsson
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: Nilsson SK Researcher ID: C-5563-2015 ORCID: 0000-0002-7926-7335