Dr Pallave Dasari

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Pallave Dasari
  Org Unit Surgical Specialties
  Email pallave.dasari@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8133 4001
  Location QEH - Basil Hetzel Bldg ,   The Queen Elizabeth Hospital


Australian Breast Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow

I completed my PhD in Immunology in 2011 at Flinders University and joined the Breast Biology and Cancer Unit under Assoc. Prof. Wendy Ingman at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

My research interest is understanding the immune system in healthy human breast and the immunological underpinnings of breast cancer risk in women. I have a strong research background in immunology, cancer and infectious diseases with particular interest in translation and application of basic medical research for societal outcomes.

Originally I am from Darwin and gained my tertiary qualifications from Curtin University of Technology and Northern Territory University.

For my thoughts on science, immunology and breast cancer, please follow my links on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

 


Doctorate of Philosophy (2011)
Leucocyte Biology, Women's and Children's Health Research Institute and School of Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia.
Adelaide, South Australia.

Honours in Bachelor of Science (First Class) (2002)
Infectious Diseases Unit, Menzies School of Health Research and School of Health Sciences, Northern Territory University.
Darwin, Northern Territory.

Certificate III in Information Technology (2000)
Northern Territory University.

Bachelor of Medical Science (1998)
Curtin University of Technology.
Perth, Western Australia.


  • 2013-2015: Australian Breast Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2012: Emerging Health Researcher Finalist (BUPA Health Foundation)
  • 2004: Peter Meffin Memorial Postgraduate Research Award - Highest ranked scholarship candidate for School of Medicine (Flinders University of South Australia)
  • 2004: Flinders University PhD Research Scholarship (Flinders University of South Australia)
  • 2002: Roy and Marjory Edwards Scholarship (Infectious diseases research)
  • 2002: Chancellor's Medal - Honours GPA exceeding 6.5/7 (Northern Territory University)
  • 2001: Honours Research Scholarship (Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health)


Co-supervisory role with A/Prof Wendy Ingman

Ongoing Research Students
Vahid Atashgaran, PhD student (2015 - ongoing)
PhD thesis: Hormone regulated epithelial cell-macrophage crosstalk in the human breast

Maddison Archer, PhD student (2015 - ongoing)
PhD thesis: The role of interleukin 10 in mammary gland development and cancer

Completed Research Students
Vahid Atashgaran, Masters of Biotechnology (2014)
Masters thesis: Hormone regulated epithelial cell-macrophage crosstalk in the human breast

Harshani Jayasinghe, First Class Honours (2013)
Honours thesis: Effect of fibroblast activity on mammographic density


Peer-reviewed Publication

  1. Dasari P, Sharkey DJ, Nordin NE, Glynn DJ, Hodson LJ, Chin PY, Evdokiou A, Robertson SA, Ingman WV. "Hormonal regulation of the cytokine microenvironment in the mammary gland." J Reprod Immun. (2014); 106: 58-66.
  2. Need EF, Atashgaran V, Ingman WV and Dasari P. "Hormonal regulation of the immune microenvironment in the mammary gland development and breast cancer risk." J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. (2014); 19(2): 229-39. ***Invited review***
  3. Ruzehaji N, Grose R, Krumbiegel D, Zola H, Dasari P, Wallace H, Stacey M, Fittridge R and Cowin AJ. "Cytoskeletal protein Flightless (Flii) is elevated in chronic and acute human wounds and wound fluid: neutralizing its activity in chronic but not acute wound fluid improves cellular proliferation." Eur J Dermatol. (2012); 22(6): 740-50.
  4. Dasari P, Zola H and Nicholson IC. "Expression of Toll-like receptors by neonatal leukocytes." Pediatr Allergy Immunol. (2011); 22(2): 221-8.
  5. Dasari P, Nicholson IC and Zola H. "Toll-like receptors." J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. (2008); 22(1): 17-26.
  6. Armstrong PK, Anstey NM, Kelly PM, Currie BJ, Martins N, Dasari P and Krause V. "Seroprevalence of Burkholderia pseudomallei in East Timorese refugees: implications for healthcare in East Timor." Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. (2005); 36(6): 1496-502.
  7. Dasari P, Nicholson IC, Hodge G, Dandie GW and Zola H. "Expression of Toll-like receptors on B lymphocytes." Cell Immunol. (2005); 236(1-2): 140-5
  8. Gal D, Mayo M, Smith-Vaughan H, Dasari P, McKinnon M, Jacup SP, Urquhart AI, Hassell M and Currie BJ. "Contamination of hand wash detergent linked to occupationally acquired melioidosis." Am J Trop Med Hyg. (2004); 71(3): 360-2.
  9. Cheng AC, Dasari P, Currie BJ. "Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and an in vitro whole blood model of melioidosis." Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. (2004); 23(3): 205-7.

 

Conference Proceedings

  1. Atashgaran V, Dasari P and Ingman WV. "Hormonal regulation of epithelial cell-derived cytokine network in human breast." The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Day (2014)
  2. Atashgaran V, Dasari P and Ingman WV. "Hormonal regulation of epithelial cell-derived cytokine network in human breast." The Robinson Institute Research Day. (2014)
  3. Iasiello M, DeNichilo M, Panagopoulos V, Liapis V, Zinonos I, Hay S, Hodson L, Dasari P, Ingman W and Evdokiou A. "The role of peroxidase enzymes as key modulators of mammographic density and breast cancer risk." The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Day (2014)
  4. Jayasinghe H, Ingman WV and Dasari P. "Effect of fibroblast activity on mammographic density." Presented twice - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Day and Robinson Institute Research Day. (2013)
  5. Dasari P, Hodson L and Ingman WV. “Characterisation of immune cell types in healthy breast tissue.” Mammary Gland Biology Gordon Research Seminar and Conference. (2013)
  6. Dasari P, Sharkey DJ, Nordin NE, Chua AC, Robertson SA and Ingman WV. "Ovarian cycle-associated fluctuations in cytokines and leukocytes in the mammary gland microenvironment." Presented twice - Mammary Gland Biology Gordon Research Conference and Australian Society of Immunology Annual Meeting. (2012)
  7. Dasari P, Ingman WV. "Establishment of a tissue resource to support breast cancer prevention research." South Australian Breast Cancer Study Group Research Showcase. (2012)
  8. Dasari P, Forsyth K, Nicholson IC and Zola H. "Toll-like receptor expression on B lymphocytes." 2nd International Conference on Crossroads between Innate and Adaptive Immunity. (2007)
  9. Dasari P, Nicholson IC and Zola H. "Toll-like receptor expression on lymphocytes." 8th International Workshop in Human Leucocyte Differentiation Antigens. (2004)
  10. Dasari P, Mayo M, Gal D, McKinnon M, Jacups SP and Currie B. "Killing of Burkholderia pseudomallei by polymorphonuclear leukocytes." World Melioidosis Congress. (2001) ***Selected among the top six poster presentations in the Congress***
  11. Gal D, Mayo M, Dasari P, McKinnon M, Jacups SP, Urquhart AI, Currie B and Hassell M. Burkholderia pseudomallei contamination of hand wash detergent." World Melioidosis Congress. (2001) 
  12. Millan JM, Mayo M, Fomiatti KR, Webb GJW, Gal D, Dasari P, Manolis SC, Bar-Lev J, Janmaat A, Jacups SP, Currie B. "Melioidosis in exotic animals from a tropical wildlife park." World Melioidosis Congress. (2001)
  13. Millan JM, Mayo M, Fomiatti KR, Gal D, Dasari P, Jacups SP, Janmaat A and Currie BJ. "Clinical melioidosis in pigs near Darwin, Northern Territory." World Melioidosis Congress. (2001)


Current Member

  • Australian Society of Immunology
  • Australian Society for Medical Research
  • South Australian Breast Cancer Study Group

Past Member

  • Australian Flow Cytometry Group
  • Australian Society of Microbiology


My Articles on Science

 

Speaking Engagements

 

Events for Promotion of Science to the Public

 

Organising Committee

  • Science in the Pub (Adelaide)
  • Friends of Science in Medicine
  • World Day of Immunology - Australian Society of Immunology (2013 - 2014)

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