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Dr Lacey Johnson

Dr Lacey Johnson

Principal Research Fellow

Microscope UTS, Visiting Scholar

Dr Lacey Johnson is a principal research scientist within the Product Development and Storage group at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

She completed her PhD at The University of New South Wales, which focussed on understanding the mechanisms leading to the maturation of megakaryocytes, which are the parent cell of platelets. This led to her current role at the Blood Service where her primary focus is improving the quality of platelets for transfusion, through the use of cryopreservation and refrigeration techniques.

Lacey has a strong track record of achievement having authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, supervised 10 successful honours and summer students and has received numerous national and international awards/grants.

Awards and Leadership

  • 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, Recognised for ‘Excellence’ and leadership of a productive team (2014)
  • ANZSBT Travel Grant (2013)
  • Defence Health Foundation Grant for Medical Research (2013)
  • ANZCA Academic Enhancement Grant (2013)
  • ANZSBT Presidential Symposium Award (2012)
  • URC Research Partnerships Scheme, University of Wollongong (2012)


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