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Wendi Bacon

2012 - 2015

Studentship Details

Dates of Study: Oct 2012 - Sept 2015

Programme: Marshall Scholarship (USA)

PhD Supervisor: Dr Katrin Ottersbach and Dr Alan Warren

Thesis Title: Embryonic Haematopoiesis: Niches & Neoplasms


Post PhD

Research Associate: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Cambridge 

Plain English

During my PhD, I characterised the embryonic cellular and molecular environments that give rise to the first blood stem cells in the mouse. By understanding how these first stem cells emerge, we can better understand why and how this might go wrong, as is the case with certain infant leukaemias.

Key Publications



Olson IA, Bacon WA, Baez Sosa YY, Delaney KM, Forte SA, Guglielmo MA, Hill AN, Kiesow KH, Langenbacher RE, Xun Y, Young RO, Bowyer WJ (2011). Measurement of heterogeneous reaction rates: three strategies for controlling mass transport and their application to indium-mediated allylationsJ Phys Chem A. 2011 Oct 13;115(40):11001-7. PMID: 21882853.


Barrett NA…Bacon WA…Ottersbach K. Mll-AF4 confers enhanced self-renewal and lymphoid potential during a restricted window in development. Cell Reports. In Revision


Mascarenhas MI, Bacon WA … Ottersbach K. Analysis of cytokine signalling reveals resistance of embryonic hematopoietic stem cells to myeloproliferative disease mutation. Blood. 2016 Feb 10.


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