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Kiarash completed his PhD on cancer genetics at University of Western Australia in Perth, 2023. He conducted his research at the National Centre for Asbestos-Related Diseases (NCARD), under the guidance of Dr. Scott Fisher, Professor, Richard Lake and Professor Steve Mutsaers.

During his PhD studies, he leveraged a large tumour biobank from a genetically diverse mesothelioma mouse model (CC-MexTAg), enabling him to perform an in-depth transcriptomic analysis on asbestos-induced tumour samples. His research led to the development of a prognostic mesothelioma-specific gene signature that could accurately predict survival in multiple independent human mesothelioma datasets and exhibited a suggestive potential to predict response to immunotherapy. Kiarash’s scholarly contributions include the publication of three original papers and one prospective review paper in the journal of Frontier in Oncology. His main academic interests encompass bioinformatics, cancer genetics and tumour biomarkers. Currently, he is a post-doctoral research fellow, working in Dr. Pual Yeh’s Blood Cancer Biomarkers Laboratory. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Cancer genetic, PhD , Comprehensive transcriptomic and cellular profiling of asbestos induced mesothelioma from Collaborative cross MexTAg mice, University of Western Australia

3 Jun 20193 Jun 2023

Award Date: 1 Oct 2023

Research area keywords

  • Mesothelioma
  • Gene expression
  • immuno-oncology
  • Genetic biomarker
  • Cancer biology

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