Andrew Perkins


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1. Direct targets of JAK-STAT signaling in blood cancers 2. Transcriptional Networks in Erythropoiesis 3. Gene editing to cure inherited blood cell disorders 4. Genomics and personalised medicine for blood cancers

1988 …2021

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Professor Andrew Perkins 

Perkins Group - Blood Cancer Genomics

Andrew is a Professor in the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, within the Central Clinical School. Dr Perkins trained at RPA Hospital in Sydney in clinical and laboratory haematology, undertook his PhD in genetics at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, then post-doctoral studies at Harvard University before returning to Australia in 1997.

Professor Perkins is a clinician-scientist who seeks to understand transcriptional control networks which underpin normal blood stem cell production and blood cancers. We intend to harness this knowledge to cure inherited or acquired human blood diseases.




Supervision interests

Extensive experience in RHD supervision:

22 PhD students

24 BSc Hons students

5 Masters students

1 BSc (Med) student


Clinical activities

Senior Medical Officer in Haematology at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne

Clinical Lead in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms including Myelofibrosis

Monash teaching commitment

Teaching in HUP3022 - Haematological Malignancies

Teaching in HUP3990 - Third Year Research Projects

Community service

Scientific Advisory Board of Captain Courageous Foundation

Australia Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group Subcommittee for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Lorne Genome Organising Committee 2016-2020

NHMRC GRPs in Oncology and Biochemistry 2007-2018

NHMRC Investigator Grant Review Panel 2020

External positions

Pathologist (Department of Pathology), Alfred Health

1 Dec 2017 → …

Professor of Haematology, Alfred Health

3 Jul 2017 → …

University of Queensland

Research area keywords

  • KLF1
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Leukaemia
  • Transcription factors
  • Genome Editing
  • Genomics
  • Cancer Cell Biology


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