Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
My research interest is understanding the immune system in healthy human breast and the immunological underpinnings of breast cancer risk in women. I am interested in how the biology of the healthy human breast can create conditions for the development of breast cancer. I have a strong research background in immunology, cancer and infectious diseases with particular interest in translation and application of basic medical research for societal outcomes.
Originally I am from Darwin and gained my tertiary qualifications from Curtin University of Technology and Northern Territory University. I completed my PhD in Immunology in 2011 at Flinders University and joined the Breast Biology and Cancer Unit under Assoc. Prof. Wendy Ingman at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
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Date Position Institution name 2013 - 2015 Australian Breast Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide 2011 - ongoing Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide 2002 - 2004 Research Assistant Menzies School of Health Research 1998 - 2000 Diagnostic Medical Technician (Microbiology) Royal Darwin Hospital
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Award Superstar of STEM Science and Technology Australia - - 2015 Scholarship Downer-Rann Scholarship Carnegie Mellon University Australia - 2012 Award Health Sciences Faculty International Conference Award The University of Adelaide - - 2012 Award The Robinson Institute Travel Grant University of Adelaide - - 2012 Award Travel Bursary Australian Society of Immunology - - 2012 Award 2012 Emerging Health Researcher Finalist BUPA Health Foundation Australia $5,000 2007 Award Faculty of Health Sciences Travel Fund Flinders University of South Australia - - 2007 Award Research Student Conference Travel Grant Flinders University of South Australia - - 2007 Award The Heinz Australia Child Health Conference Travel Grant Heinz Australia - - 2007 Award Aegean Conference Travel Award Aegean Conferences - - 2004 Award Peter Meffin Memorial Postgraduate Research Award Flinders University of South Australia - $1,000 2002 Achievement Chancellor's Medal Northern Territory University Australia - 2002 Scholarship Roy and Marjory Edwards Scholarship - - -
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2018 Carnegie Mellon University Australia Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (currently studies) 2011 Flinders University, Adelaide Australia Doctorate of Philosophy, Leucocyte Biology, Women's and Children's Health Research Institute and Sch 2002 Northern Territory University Australia Honours in Bachelor of Science (First Class), Infectious Diseases Unit, Menzies School of Health Res 1998 Curtin University of Technology Australia Bachelor of Medical Science
Year Citation 2023 Archer, M., Bernhardt, S. M., Hodson, L. J., Woolford, L., Van der Hoek, M., Dasari, P., . . . Ingman, W. V. (2023). CCL2-Mediated Stromal Interactions Drive Macrophage Polarization to Increase Breast Tumorigenesis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24(8), 7385.
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2022 Archer, M., Dasari, P., Walsh, D., Britt, K. L., Evdokiou, A., & Ingman, W. V. (2022). Immune Regulation of Mammary Fibroblasts and the Impact of Mammographic Density. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(3), 799-1-799-21.
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2021 Ghadge, A. G., Dasari, P., Stone, J., Thompson, E. W., Robker, R. L., & Ingman, W. V. (2021). Pubertal mammary gland development is a key determinant of adult mammographic density. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 114, 143-158.
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2021 Bernhardt, S. M., Dasari, P., Glynn, D. J., Townsend, A. R., Price, T. J., & Ingman, W. V. (2021). Comparison of hormone-induced mRNA and protein biomarker expression changes in breast cancer cells. Breast cancer research and treatment, 187(3), 681-693.
2021 Bernhardt, S. M., Dasari, P., Glynn, D. J., Woolford, L., Moldenhauer, L. M., Walsh, D., . . . Ingman, W. V. (2021). Ovarian cycle stage critically affects 21-gene recurrence scores in Mmtv-Pymt mouse mammary tumours.. BMC Cancer, 21(1), 1-12.
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2021 Archer, M., Dasari, P., Evdokiou, A., & Ingman, W. V. (2021). Biological mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities in mammographic density and breast cancer risk. Cancers, 13(21), 1-21.
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2020 Bernhardt, S. M., Dasari, P., Walsh, D., Townsend, A. R., Price, T. J., & Ingman, W. V. (2020). Timing of breast cancer surgery during the menstrual cycle-is there an optimal time of the month?. Oncology letters, 20(3), 2045-2057.
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2020 Bernhardt, S. M., Dasari, P., Wrin, J., Raymond, W., Edwards, S., Walsh, D., . . . Ingman, W. V. (2020). Discordance in 21-gene recurrence scores between paired breast cancer samples is inversely associated with patient age. Breast Cancer Res, 22(1), 1-10.
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2020 Bernhardt, S. M., Dasari, P., Walsh, D., Raymond, W., Hull, M. L., Townsend, A. R., . . . Ingman, W. V. (2020). The menstrual cycle is an under-appreciated factor in premenopausal breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research, 15, 37-42.
2020 Ingman, W. V., Richards, B., Street, J. M., Carter, D., Rickard, M., Stone, J., & Dasari, P. (2020). Breast density notification: an Australian perspective. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(3), 681-1-681-8.
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2020 Atashgaran, V., Dasari, P., Hodson, L. J., Evdokiou, A., Barry, S. C., & Ingman, W. V. (2020). Foxp3 heterozygosity does not overtly affect mammary gland development during puberty or the oestrous cycle in mice. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 32(8), 774-782.
2018 Hugo, H. J., Zysk, A., Dasari, P., Britt, K., Hopper, J. L., Stone, J., . . . Ingman, W. V. (2018). InforMD: A new initiative to raise public awareness about breast density. ecancermedicalscience, 12, 5 pages.
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2016 Bernhardt, S. M., Dasari, P., Walsh, D., Townsend, A. R., Price, T. J., & Ingman, W. V. (2016). Hormonal modulation of breast cancer gene expression: implications for intrinsic subtyping in premenopausal women. Frontiers in Oncology, 6(NOV), 241-1-241-16.
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2016 Atashgaran, V., Wrin, J., Barry, S., Dasari, P., & Ingman, W. (2016). Dissecting the biology of menstrual cycle-associated breast cancer risk. Frontiers in Oncology, 6(DEC), 1-10.
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2014 Dasari, P., Sharkey, D., Noordin, E., Glynn, D., Hodson, L., Chin, P., . . . Ingman, W. (2014). Hormonal regulation of the cytokine microenvironment in the mammary gland. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 106, 58-66.
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2014 Need, E., Atashgaran, V., Ingman, W., & Dasari, P. (2014). Hormonal regulation of the immune microenvironment in the mammary gland. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia, 19(2), 229-239.
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2012 Ruzehaji, N., Grose, R., Krumbiegel, D., Zola, H., Dasari, P., Wallace, H., . . . Cowin, A. (2012). Cytoskeletal protein Flightless (Flii) is elevated in chronic and acute human wounds and wound fluid: neutralizing its activity in chronic but not acute wound fluid improves cellular proliferation. European Journal of Dermatology, 22(6), 740-750.
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2011 Dasari, P., Zola, H., & Nicholson, I. (2011). Expression of Toll-like receptors by neonatal leukocytes. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 22(2), 221-228.
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2008 Dasari, P., Nicholson, I. C., & Zola, H. (2008). Toll-like receptors. Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, 22(1), 17-26.
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2005 Dasari, P., Nicholson, I., Hodge, G., Dandie, G., & Zola, H. (2005). Expression of toll-like receptors on B lymphocytes. Cellular Immunology, 236(1-2), 140-145.
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2005 Armstrong, P. K., Anstey, N. M., Kelly, P. M., Currie, B. J., Martins, N., Dasari, P., & Krause, V. (2005). Seroprevalence of Burkholderia pseudomallei in East Timorese refugees: Implications for healthcare in East Timor. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 36(6), 1496-1502.
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2004 Gal, D., Mayo, M., Smith-Vaughan, H., Dasari, P., McKinnon, M., Jacups, S. P., . . . Currie, B. J. (2004). Contamination of hand wash detergent linked to occupationally acquired melioidosis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 71(3), 360-362.
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2004 Cheng, A. C., Dasari, P., & Currie, B. J. (2004). Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and an in vitro whole blood model of melioidosis. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 23(3), 205-207.
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Year Citation 2020 Bernhardt, S. M., Dasari, P., Glynn, D. J., Woolford, L., Raymond, W., Moldenhauer, L. M., . . . Ingman, W. V. (2020). Menstrual cycling critically affects the Oncotype DX 21-gene signature: Implications for predictive biomarker assays in premenopausal women. Poster session presented at the meeting of CANCER RESEARCH. San Antonio, TX: AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH.
Year Citation 2011 Dasari, P. (2011). Expression and Function of Toll-like Receptors in Lymphocytes from Human Neonates.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Defining Male Breast Cancer: From the biological, clinical and patient perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Steve Kinsey-Trotman
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor The Developmental Origins of Mammographic Density and Breast Cancer Risk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Amita Gautam Ghadge 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Hormone and transcription factor regulation of cytokines in the mammary gland Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vahid Atashgaran 2015 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Immune Modulation of Mammographic Density and Breast Cancer Risk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Maddison Rose McKinnon Archer
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Hormone regulated epithelial cell-macrophage crosstalk in the human breast University of Adelaide Master of Biotechnology Master Full Time Vahid Atashgaran 2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Indirect effects of transforming growth factor beta-stimulated fibroblasts on macrophage THP-1 cell line University of Adelaide Summer Student Other - Vivian Lee 2013 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Effect of fibroblast activity on mammographic density University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Harshani Jayasinghe Pedige
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2014 - ongoing Member Science in the Pub Adelaide - - 2013 - 2014 Member World Day of Immunology - Adelaide Australian Society of Immunology -
Date Role Membership Country 2015 - ongoing Member Friends of Science in Medicine Australia 2012 - ongoing Member South Australian Breast Cancer Study Group Australia 2012 - 2013 Member Australian Flow Cytometry Group Australia 2011 - 2012 Member Australian Society for Medical Research Australia 2009 - ongoing Member Australian Society of Immunology Australia 2001 - 2003 Member Australian Society of Microbiology Australia
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