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JOHN E. DICK, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist,
Program in Cancer/Blood Research
Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children;
Professor, Dept of Molecular and Medical Genetics
University of Toronto

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Leukemia
  • Thalassemia & Sickle-Cell Anemia Hematopoiesis
  • Stem Cells
  • Retrovirus Gene Transfer
  • SCID Mice Models

MAJOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The major objectives of this laboratory are:
  • To characterize the developmental program of both normal and leukemic human stem cells using molecular and cellular approaches.
  • To characterize the human SCID-repopulating cells from human bone marrow, cord blood, and cytokine mobilized peripheral blood with the goal of establishing a quantitative in vivo assay for human stem cells.
  • Purification of human stem cells.
  • To create animal models for human genetic diseases, such as thalassemia.
  • To characterize leukemia stem cells and the development of animal models for human leukemias.

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