Davis April


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April puts her knowledge to good use in the Product Development and Storage research team. Her research examines how frequent donation effects platelet donor health, explores the removal of HLA antigens from platelets, and develops pooled granulocyte products.

She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney through the Westmead Millennium Institute in the areas of infectious disease, proteomics and molecular biology by examining the cellular transport of herpes simplex virus type 1.

 

 

 

Key publications

* The Basic Domain of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 pUS9 Recruits Kinesin-1 To Facilitate Egress from Neurons
Diefenbach RJ, Davis A, Miranda-Saksena M, Fernandez MA, Kelly BJ, Jones CA, LaVail JH, Xue J, Lai J, Cunningham AL
2016
J Virol.
90:2102-2111.
* Kinesin-1 plays a role in transport of SNAP-25 to the plasma membrane
Morton AM, Cunningham AL, Diefenbach RJ
2010
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
391:388-393.
Refrigeration and cryopreservation of platelets differentially affect platelet metabolism and function: a comparison with conventional platelet storage conditions
Johnson L, Tan S, Wood B, Davis A, Marks DC
2016
Transfusion
56:1807-1818.
The role of neuraminidase 1 and 2 in Glycoprotein Ib alpha mediated alphaIIbbeta3 integrin activation
van der Wal DE, Davis AM, Mach M and Marks DC
2020
Haematologica
105: 1081-1094.

* This research was completed prior to starting with Lifeblood