Dr Joanne Tan
Joanne works across a number of projects. She examines the link between frequent whole blood donation, iron status and the red cell storage lesion; she evaluates a novel anaerobic blood bag storage system for red cells; she characterises the growth factor concentration in autologous serum eye drop product; and she investigates the responder and non-responder profiles in anti-D donors following RhD-positive red blood cell immunisation.
She completed a PhD at the University of Sydney (Westmead Millennium Institute) in molecular biology and infectious diseases, with a focus on human cytomegalovirus latent infection.
- Young Investigator Award from the National Blood Authority at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) Annual Scientific Meeting (2017)
- ANZSBT Research Fund Grant (2014)
- ANZSBT Travel Grant (2013)
- Supervises and mentors junior research staff and students