• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I completed my PhD studies in stem cells and hematopoiesis at the Australian National University. In 2009, I moved to Kyoto University under a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship to specialise in artificial lymphoid tissue development. In 2011, I was awarded a 4 year NHMRC CJ Martin Biomedical Fellowship to continue research in both Japan and Australia. In 2015, I received NHMRC New Investigator Project Grant funding, and moved to Bond University where I am continuing research in spleen regeneration.

I am now head of the Lymphoid Tissue Regeneration Lab at the Clem Jones Centre for Regenerative Medicine. My research team focuses on spleen as a secondary lymphoid organ, and it’s ability to regenerate and support extramedullary hematopoiesis. Research in this area involves the use of spleen tissue grafting and regeneration models, isolating and transplanting hematopoietic stem cells, single cell sorting, and transcriptome profiling.

Statement for HDR students

A range of student projects aiming to dissect the mechanisms of spleen regeneration are available in our lab. The projects combine cell sorting, graft transplantation, immunofluorescence microscopy and reporter/knockout mouse models to investigate three central questions:

  • What is the lineage origin and potential of stromal organiser cells that induce spleen tissue regeneration?
  • What are the minimal cell requirements for spleen development
  • Which genes and ligand/receptor interactions confer tissue organising capacity to stromal cells?

Education/Academic qualification

Hematopoiesis, PhD, Australian National University

External positions

Lab Leader, Australian National University

Jul 2013Jun 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyoto University

Jul 2009Jun 2013

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Spleen Medicine & Life Sciences
Dendritic Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Hematopoiesis Medicine & Life Sciences
Hematopoietic Stem Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Stromal Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Antigen-Presenting Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Regeneration Medicine & Life Sciences
Myeloid Cells Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2019

66 Downloads (Pure)

Targeting the Spleen as an Alternative Site for Hematopoiesis

Short, C., Lim, H., Tan, J. K. H. & O'Neill, H. C., May 2019, In : BioEssays. 41, 5, p. 1-9 9 p., 1800234.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Stem cells
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Determinants of postnatal spleen tissue regeneration and organogenesis

Tan, J. K. H. & Watanabe, T., 16 Jan 2018, In : npj Regenerative Medicine. 3, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Tissue regeneration
8 Citations (Scopus)

Origin and Immunological Functions of Spleen Stromal Cells

Golub, R., Tan, J., Watanabe, T. & Brendolan, A., Jun 2018, In : Trends in Immunology. 39, 6, p. 503-514 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Stromal Cells
Extramedullary Hematopoiesis
Immune System
Wounds and Injuries

Spleen as a Site for Hematopoiesis

Lim, H. K. D., Tan, J. & O'Neill, H. C., 22 Aug 2018, In : Experimental Hematology. 64, Supplement, p. S80 1 p., 3091.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Stromal Cells
Stem Cell Niche
7 Citations (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)

Stromal cell subsets directing neonatal spleen regeneration

Tan, J. K. H. & Watanabe, T., 9 Jan 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 40401.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Lymphoid Tissue
Stromal Cells

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Invited talk

How does spleen regenerate?

Jonathan Tan (Speaker)
15 Jan 2015

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