Doctor Lacey Johnson

doctor lacey johnson

Dr Lacey Johnson

Principal Research Fellow

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Lacey’s work is centred on improving the quality of platelets for transfusion through alternative storage conditions, including cryopreservation and refrigeration.

Lacey has a strong track record of achievement having authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, supervision of successful PhD, Honours and summer students and being the recipient of numerous national and international awards and grants.

Awards
  • ARC Linkage Project Grant (2020)
  • ANZSBT Research Fund (2019)
  • NHMRC Project Grant (2018)
  • Military Health System Research Symposium Award for Excellence (2018)
  • UTS Alumni Award for Excellence for the Faculty of Science (2015)
  • ANZSBT Research Fund (2015)
  • CSL Behring Overseas Travel Grant (2014)
  • Employee Awards Program, Australian Red Cross Blood Service (2014)
  • ANZSBT Travel Grant (2013)
  • Defence Health Foundation Grant for Medical Research (2013)
  • ANZCA Academic Enhancement Grant (2013)
Leadership
  • URC Research Partnerships Scheme, University of Wollongong (2012)
  • Supervisor of PhD and Honours students
  • Reviewer for Transfusion, ISBT Science Series, Vox Sanguinis

Key publications

A randomized, controlled pilot clinical trial of cryopreserved platelets for perioperative surgical bleeding: the CLIP-I trial (Editorial, p. 2759)
Reade MC, Marks DC, Bellomo R, Deans R, Faulke DJ, Fraser JF, Gattas DJ, Holley AD, Irving DO, Johnson L, Pearse BL, Royse AG, Wong J
2019
Transfusion
59:2794-2804.
Extended storage of thawed platelets: Refrigeration supports postthaw quality for 10 days
Johnson L, Vekariya S, Tan S, Padula MP, Marks DC
2020
Transfusion
60:2969-2981.
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.
Extended storage and glucose exhaustion are associated with apoptotic changes in platelets stored in additive solution
Johnson L, Schubert P, Tan S, Devine DV, Marks DC
2016
Transfusion
56:360-368.
The hemostatic activity of cryopreserved platelets is mediated by phosphatidylserine-expressing platelets and platelet microparticles
Johnson L, Coorey CP, Marks DC
2014
Transfusion
54:1917-1926.