Assessing the functional impact of NOTCH1 mutations in chronic B-cell malignancies
Chronic Lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is an incurable B-lymphoid malignancy accounting for 38% of leukaemias in the western world.
CLL has a variable clinical course due differences in underlying genetic lesions, degree of clonal evolution, activated signalling pathways and interaction with the microenvironment within lymph nodes and the bone marrow.
The aim of this project is to assess the functional impact of NOTCH1 mutations in CLL by utilizing in vitro micro-environment models to analyse aberrant signalling pathways in NOTCH1 mutated cells, allowing the determination of potential ‘precision medicine’ strategies for these patients.
Dr. Tony McElligott
Assistant Prof in Molecular Haematology, Haematology
Contact details: School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin