Waters Lauren

Doctor Lauren Waters

Dr Lauren Waters

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr Lauren Waters completed her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney together with Lifeblood. Her PhD focused on investigating novel ways to improve the safety and quality of cryopreserved platelet components.

Now, she works in the Product Development and Storage team, focusing on improving the quality of cryopreserved platelets and red blood cells using novel freezing strategies. She’s also interested in how alterations to platelet RNA over product storage affect platelet quality and function.

Awards
  • ANZSBT grant research fund (2019)

 

 

 

Key publications

Calcium chelation: A novel approach to reduce cryopreservation-induced damage to frozen platelets
Waters L, Padula M, Marks DC, Johnson L.
2020
Transfusion
60(7):1552-1563.
Characterizing the ability of an ice recrystallization inhibitor to improve platelet cryopreservation
Waters L, Ben R, Acker J, Padula MP, Marks DC, Johnson L.
2020
Cryobiology
96:152-158.
Cryopreservation of UVC pathogen-inactivated platelets
Waters L, Padula M, Marks DC, Johnson L.
2019
Transfusion
59(6): 2093-2102.
Refrigeration, cryopreservation and pathogen inactivation: an updated perspective on platelet storage conditions
Waters L, Cameron M, Padula MP, Marks DC, Johnson L.
2018
Vox Sanguinis
113(4): 317-328.
Cryopreserved platelets demonstrate reduced activation responses and impaired signaling after agonist stimulation.
Waters L, Padula MP, Marks DC, Johnson L.
2017
Transfusion
57(12): 2845-2857.