Jake Shortt

Assoc Professor

19982022
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Biography

Associate Professor Jake Shortt is the Head of Haematology Research at the School of Clinical Sciences and clinical lead at Monash Haematology for leukaemia and myelodysplasia. He is Principal Investigator on a range of clinical trials for myeloid malignancies, conducted through the Monash Haematology clinical trials unit. He is also a Principal Investigator on both NHMRC and Victorian Cancer Agency funded early phase trials in multiple myeloma, conducted in collaboration with the Myeloma Research Group at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases. 

Associate Professor Shortt is the recipient of a Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) clinical research fellowship and both NHMRC and CCV project grant funding. He was the inaugural recipient of the "Eva and Les Erdi" Snowdome Foundation/VCA grant for "New targets in haematological malignancy". His strong translational work in the School of Clinical Sciences in collaboration with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is focused on strategies incorporating epigenetic drugs with immunotherapy in haematological cancers, particularly lymphoma and multiple myeloma. He heads the Blood Cancer Therapeutics laboratory within the Monash Health Translation Precinct, facilitating bench-to-bedside research in order to progress these new treatments into the haematology clinic.  

In addition to his clinical and research roles, Associate Professor Shortt is an Associate Member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, the Chair of the Laboratory Sciences Committee of the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group and an examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He sits on the steering committees of the Australian TTP registry, the Australian Lymphoma and Related Diseases Registry and the Victorian Epigenetics Group. 

 

Clinical activities

Associate Professor Shortt is clinical lead at Monash Health for leukaemia and myelodysplasia. He is also the Deputy Unit Head of Laboratory Haematology. He attends the Monash Haematology myeloid disorders clinic and runs a sub-specialty service for patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia. In addition to outpatient clinics, Associate Professor Shortt undertakes inpatient ward service at Monash and Alfred Health, and is Principal Investigator at Monash Health for a range of clinical trials in leukaemia and myelodysplasia.

External positions

Honorary Senior Research Scientist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

1 Oct 2015 → …

Consultant Haematologist, Monash Health

1 Feb 2008 → …

Keywords

  • Cancer Immunology
  • Epigenetics
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Myeloma
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • cMYC

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Projects 2014 2022

Research Output 1998 2018

A comprehensive protocol resource for performing pooled shRNA and CRISPR screens

Cluse, L. A., Nikolic, I., Knight, D., Madhamshettiwar, P. B., Luu, J., Cowley, K. J., Semple, T., Arnau, G. M., Shortt, J., Johnstone, R. W. & Simpson, K. J. 2018 Methods in Molecular Biology. Walker, J. M. (ed.). New York, NY: Humana Press, p. 201-227 27 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1725)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Adaptive reprogramming of NK cells in X-Linked lymphoproliferative syndrome

Opat, S., Hearps, A. C., Thia, K., Yuen, A., Rogers, B., Chachage, M., Moore, G., Shortt, J., Ryland, G., Blombery, P., Schwarer, A. P., Noori, T., Trapani, J. A., Jaworowski, A. & Voskoboinik, I. 8 Feb 2018 In : Blood. 131, 6, p. 699-702 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Chronic myeloid leukaemia and tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy: assessment and management of cardiovascular risk factors

Ross, D. M., Arthur, C., Burbury, K., Ko, B. S., Mills, A. K., Shortt, J. & Kostner, K. 1 Feb 2018 In : Internal Medicine Journal. 48, p. 5-13 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Consensus Opinion on Diagnosis and Management of Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Australia and New Zealand

Fox, L. C., Cohney, S. J., Kausman, J. Y., Shortt, J., Hughes, P. D., Wood, E. M., Isbel, N. M., de Malmanche, T., Blombery, P. & Barbour, T. D. Jun 2018 In : Nephrology. 23, 6, p. 507-517 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
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Consensus Opinion on Diagnosis and Management of Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Australia and New Zealand

Fox, L. C., Cohney, S. J., Kausman, J. Y., Shortt, J., Hughes, P. D., Wood, E. M., Isbel, N. M., de Malmanche, T., Durkan, A., Hissaria, P., Blombery, P. & Barbour, T. D. Jun 2018 In : Internal Medicine Journal. 48, 6, p. 624-636 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Prizes

Albert Baikie Memorial Medal (2011)

Jake Shortt (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Joseph F Sambrook Prize for Research Excellence (2015)

Jake Shortt (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Presidential Award (2013)

Jake Shortt (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Prize for Preclinical Myeloma Research (2015)

Jake Shortt (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2005 2017

  • 5 Committees and working groups
  • 5 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 3 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 1 External research and teaching

Steering Committee - A trial of tranexamic acid for low platelet counts (TREATT)

Shortt, J. (Advisor)
2017 → …

Activity: Committees and working groups

Chemical Probes Portal (External organisation)

Shortt, J. (Member)
2017

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Standing Research Sub-Committee

Shortt, J. (Member)
2017

Activity: Committees and working groups

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Shortt, J. (Editorial board member)
1 Jun 20161 May 2017

Activity: Editorial responsibility

eviQ Haematology Reference Committee

Shortt, J. (Member)
2016

Activity: Committees and working groups