David Yeung

David Yeung

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


A/Prof David Yeung BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) UNSW, PhD (Adelaide), FRACP, FRCPA.
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David Yeung is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Cancer Theme at the SHAMRI. He also has positions with the Royal Adelaide Hospital and SA Pathology as a practicing haematologist and haemato-pathologist, and has affiliations with both the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. He had training in clinical and laboratory haematology in Sydney before completing his PhD in Adelaide. His focus is on improving outcomes for patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Along with Prof Tim Hughes, David leads several national CML clinical trials, with the aim of optimising the use to tyrosine kinase inhibitors leading to improved efficacy and reduced toxicity. Innovative correlative study research projects attached to this clinical trials allow further understand of the biology underlying resistant cases. David also has project with Prof Deb White of the Cancer Theme, who heads the national effort in understanding and improving outcomes in high risk ALL.
Enquiries are welcome from students potentially interested in research projects regarding CML and ALL.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Investigating Genomic Alterations in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Patients Using Bioinformatics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Madyson Colton
    2022 Co-Supervisor Standardising clinical sequencing analysis workflows for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) samples Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Miss Ashlee Jean Thomson
    2022 Co-Supervisor Characterisation of a novel fusion, genetic contributors and effectiveness of drug combinations in Ph-like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and the clinical relevance. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jane Frances Thompson
    2021 Co-Supervisor Investigation of current, innovative treatments and the roles of secondary genomic lesions in BCR-ABL1 positive leukaemias Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elias Lagonik
    2020 Co-Supervisor Evaluating the mechanism of resistance in Bcr-Abl positive leukemia cells Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Govinda Poudel
    2019 Co-Supervisor Optimisation of Anti-Infective Medications in Patients with haematological Malignancies or Undergoing Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Philip Roland Selby
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Multiple Molecular Mechanisms Contribute Towards In Vitro Resistance to Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors In Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin Chia Sing Leow

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