Professor Elizabeth Gardiner

Laboratory Head, Dept of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
College of Health & 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


Elizabeth Gardiner is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and is Deputy Head of the Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at ANU, Canberra, Australia. She has published more than 105 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 member of the Platelets Scientific Committee for the American Society for Hematology (ASH) and Treasurer of the National Association of Research Fellows. She has been co-chair of the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Scientific Subcommittee for Vascular Biology. She is the immediate past Treasurer of the Australian Vascular Biology Society. She is a Principal Editor and the Methods Editor for the journal Platelets.


Available student projects

  1. Metalloproteolysis to regulate thrombus formation
  2. New molecular players mediating platelet-tumour cell crosstalk
  3. Cancer-associated thrombosis


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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