Professor Ian Alexander

Professor in Paediatrics & Molecular Medicine
Genetic Medicine, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

Dr Alexander's specific expertise and interests include virus-mediated gene transfer with a focus on target organs including the liver and bone marrow, both of which have immense promise as target organs for the treatment of genetic disease in children. His team became the first in Australia to treat a genetic disease (SCID-X1) by gene therapy and are recognised leaders in the establishment of this exciting field in Australia.

Current national competitive grants*


Cellular therapy for genetic liver disease exploiting induced pluripotent stem cells and liver progenitor cells
Alexander I, Tam P, Russell D, Yeoh G
NHMRC Project Grants ($770,175 over 3 years)

Analysis and manipulation of the genome-wide integration signatures of gamma-retroviral and lentiviral vectors in human haematopoietic stem cells
Alexander I, Ranganathan S, Cavazzana-Calvo M
NHMRC Project Grants ($591,125 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney