Professor Ian Alexander

Professor Ian Alexander heads the gene therapy group at the CMRI in the Westmead Hub and has been involved in translating gene therapy into the clinic. Dr Alexander's specific expertise and interests include virus-mediated gene transfer with a focus on target organs including the liver and bone marrow. His team became the first in Australia to treat a genetic disease (SCID-X1) by gene therapy and are recognised leaders in the establishment of this exciting field in Australia. He will provide advice to the CPI on the potential for stem cell therapy for identified monogenic causes of disease.