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Professor Harshal Nandurkar is Head of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, supervising a basic science research program in the areas of thrombosis and genetics of blood cancer. He is a clinician-scientist trained at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Department of Biochemistry, Monash University. His clinical interests cover all areas of haematology including blood malignancies and bleeding and clotting disorders. He is also Head of the Haematology Service at Alfred Health.

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Clinical activities

Director, Haematology Service, Alfred Health


  • haematology
  • blood malignancies
  • bleeding
  • clotting disorders

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Projects 2000 2021

Research Output 1986 2018

A single-chain antibody-CD39 fusion protein targeting activated platelets protects from cardiac ischaemia/reperfusion injury

Ziegler, M., Hohmann, J. D., Searle, A. K., Abraham, M-K., Nandurkar, H. H. & Wang, X. 7 Jan 2018 In : European Heart Journal. 39, 2, p. 111-116 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Application of a strain rate gradient microfluidic device to von Willebrand's disease screening

Brazilek, R. J., Tovar-Lopez, F. J., Wong, A. K. T., Tran, H., Davis, A. S., McFadyen, J. D., Kaplan, Z., Chunilal, S., Jackson, S. P., Nandurkar, H., Mitchell, A. & Nesbitt, W. S. 2017 In : Lab on a Chip. 17, 15, p. 2595-2608 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

CD39 and CD73 activity are protective in a mouse model of antiphospholipid antibody-induced miscarriages

Samudra, A. N., Dwyer, K. M., Selan, C., Freddi, S., Murray-Segal, L., Nikpour, M., Hickey, M. J., Peter, K., Robson, S. C., Sashindranath, M., Cowan, P. J. & Nandurkar, H. H. 6 Sep 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Autoimmunity.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Development of a novel strategy to target CD39 antithrombotic activity to the endothelial-platelet microenvironment in kidney ischemia–reperfusion injury

Sashindranath, M., Dwyer, K. M., Dezfouli, S., Selan, C., Crikis, S., Lu, B., Yuan, Y., Hickey, M. J., Peter, K., Robson, S. C., Cowan, P. J. & Nandurkar, H. H. Jun 2017 In : Purinergic Signalling. 13, 2, p. 259-265 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Retrospective evaluation of venous thromboembolism: Are all transient provoking events the same?

Chua, C. C., Lim, H. Y., Tacey, M., Nandurkar, H. & Ho, P. 1 Jul 2017 In : European Journal of Haematology. 99, 1, p. 18-26 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle