PhD - 2019 - Monash University Australia
BS/BEng (Hons) - 2013 - Monash University Australia
Brooke completed her PhD at Monash University within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) under the supervision of Professor Gail Risbridger in early 2019. During her candidature she studied tumour-stroma interactions in localised prostate cancer using tissue engineering and quantitative mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics. Brooke is now a post-doctoral Research Officer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, where she is investigating novel stromal targets in pancreatic cancer under the supervision of Professor Paul Timpson. She is using a range of cutting-edge techniques such as patient-derived xenografting (PDX), LC-MS/MS, MALDI imaging and advanced microscopy to study the stroma of both murine and human pancreatic tumours. Brooke is a Conjoint Associate Lecturer in the Faulty of Medicine at UNSW.
2020 – 2021 Sydney Catalyst Seed Funding Grant - CIA Brooke Pereira. Dual targeting of stromal and immunological aberrations in pancreatic cancer by combining perlecan inhibition with immunotherapy. ($50,000 AUD)