Professor Elizabeth Gardiner

Head, ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Haematology 110202
  • Biochemistry And Cell Biology 0601
  • Receptors And Membrane Biology 060110
  • Signal Transduction 060111
  • Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology 1102
  • Biomedical Engineering 0903
  • Medical Devices 090304


Professor Elizabeth Gardiner is the Head of the Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics in the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU, Canberra, Australia. She is Scientific Head of the National Platelet Referral and Research Centre at ANU and The Canberra Hospital. She has published 143 peer-reviewed research papers, commentaries and reviews in the area of platelet biochemistry and platelet function, particularly relevant to both thrombosis and bleeding in patients. She identified a novel mechanism for shedding of vascular receptors triggered by shear stress, enabling new capabilities in diagnostic and therapeutic reagent development.

She is a Trustee of the Thrombosis and Haemostasis society of Australia and New Zealand (THANZ), a Principal Editor and the Methods Editor of the journal Platelets, an Associate Editor of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, and on the Editorial Board of Blood. She is Treasurer of the National Association of Research Fellows (NARF). She is Chair of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Scientific Committee on Platelets and co-Chair of the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis Biorheology Scientific Subcommittee. She has held executive roles in the Australian Vascular Biology Society.

Available student projects

  1. Metalloproteolysis to regulate thrombus formation
  2. New molecular players mediating platelet-tumour cell crosstalk
  3. Cancer-associated thrombosis
  4. Molecular basis of platelet production
  5. New ways to capture and quantify thrombus formation in flowing blood


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