Pallave Dasari

Dr Pallave Dasari

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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.

For my thoughts on science, immunology and breast cancer, please follow my links on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 - 2015 Australian Breast Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 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
  • Education

    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
  • Research Interests

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Role of Adipocytes in Breast Density Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Amita Gautam Ghadge
    2015 Co-Supervisor Immune Modulation of Breast Density and Cancer Risk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Maddison Rose McKinnon Archer
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Hormone and transcription factor regulation of cytokines in the mammary gland Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vahid Atashgaran
  • 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
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  • Committee Memberships

    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
  • Memberships

    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
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 81334001
  • Email: pallave.dasari@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Building: QEH - Basil Hetzel Bldg
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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