Tan Joanne

Dr Joanne Tan

Dr Joanne Tan

Research Fellow

Research Fellow Associate, University of Sydney

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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

Key publications

Serum growth factor stability in different eye drop packaging systems during storage
Tan JCG, Webb RG, Marks DC.
Transfusion and Apheresis Science
59 (1):1-5.
D-immunized blood donors who are female and who possess at least one HLA-DRB1*15 allele show a propensity for high serum RhIG production.
Tan JCG, Yuan FF, Daley J, Marks K, Flower RL, Dyer WB.
58 (5):1182-1188.
Immunomodulation of inflammatory leukocyte markers during IVIg treatment associated with clinical efficacy in CIDP.
Dyer WB, Tan JCG, Day T, Kiers L, Kiernan MC, Yiannikas C, Reddel S, Ng K, Mondy P, Dennington PM, Dean MM, Trist HM, dos Remedeios C, Hogarth PM, Vucic S, Irving DOI.
Brain and Behaviour
2016; e00516:1-11.
Identification of genetic polymorphisms that predict responder/non-responder profiles to the RhD antigen.
Tan JCG, Armstrong NJ, Yuan, FF, Flower RL, Dyer WB.
Molecular Immunology
Inhibition of 2’,5’-oligoadenylate synthetase expression and function by the human cytomegalovirus ORF94 gene product
Tan JCG, Avdic S, Cao JZ, Mocarski ES, White KL, Abendroth A, Slobedman B.
Journal of Virology