PhD thesis title: Stromal-tumour interaction in pancreatic cancer. Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney.
I obtained my PhD degree at UNSW Sydney. My research interests focus on pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic stellate cells. I have published more than 20 peer-reviewed publications with total citations over 1500 and one book chapter, 10 publications and over 1200 citations in the past five years, and an H-index of 17. I'm a co-investigator of an Ideas Grant (2020-2023) funded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the chief investigator of a project founded by Tour de Cure in 2019 and a co-investigator of a 3-year project (2018-2020) funded by Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
1. Co-investigator of National Health and Medical Research Council Ideas Grant. Pancreatic Cancer-Related Diabetes: Novel Role of Pancreatic Stellate Cells (2020 –2023; $486,210).
2. Lead Researcher of Tour de Cure of pancreatic cancer: Capture, investigate and target circulating stromal cells and cancer cells (2019; $80,000). Funded by Tour de Cure.
3. Co-investigator of Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Accelerator Grant. Pathway to a Novel Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer – Targeting the Microenvironment (Stroma) (2018 – 2020; $735,815)
My research interests focus on pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis and the biology of pancreatic exocrine function.