Professor Warren Alexander was appointed as a new fellow of the AAHMS. The academy promotes medical research and its translation to enable a healthier community both in Australia and globally. Fellows are elected for outstanding leadership and distinguished professional achievement in their field.
Professor Alexander leads a team researching blood stem cells and how blood cells form - in particular, how defects in blood cell production can lead to diseases such as leukaemia. A recent breakthrough by his team solved a puzzle about how blood-clotting cells called platelets are produced.