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Dr Zahra Sabouri-Thompson is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Blood Cancer Research Therapeutics Laboratory at Monash University and holds an honorary appointment at the Haematology Department, Monash Health. Under the mentorship of A/Prof Jake Shortt, her research is focused on studying the effect of anti-cancer drugs on haematological malignancies namely lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Her research is supported by the Bode Multiple Myeloma Foundation. She was also awarded a Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) Early Career Seed Fellowship-2018-2020.

Zahra completed her Medical Degree in 2004 in Mashhad and a PhD in Immunogenomics in 2014 at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. Prior to her PhD, she spent two years in Japan as a visiting fellow at Kyoto University, Faculty of Medicine, where she studied Molecular Immunology under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Tasuko Honjo. 

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

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