Professor Dipti Talaulikar

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, SFHEA
Professor, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology; Visiting Fellow, JCSMR, ANU
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: 612 5124 2487

Areas of expertise

  • Pathology (Excl. Oral Pathology) 110316
  • Haematology 110202
  • Cancer Cell Biology 111201
  • Cancer Diagnosis 111202
  • Haematological Tumours 111206

Research interests

The Haematology Translational Research Unit is involved with translational research projects in lymphoproliferative disorders including lymphoma and myeloma.

Partciular areas of interest are: 

1. Determining the cellular origin of lymphoma using a combination of sophisticated flow cytometry and cell sorting, genotyping and ultra deep sequencing techniques, 

2. Etsablishing links between autoimmunity and lymphoma

3. Drug screening and repurposing 

3. Bleeding in haematological disorders

Our projects include work on archived human tissue samples stored at the Haematology Research Tissue Bank.

Biography

Dipti is a physician scientist and senior staff specialist in Haematology She obtained her fellowships for RACP and RCPA in 2006-07 and completed her PhD at ANU (2006-2009). She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

She is the founder leader of the Haematology Translational Research Unit which focuses on blood cancer research, and of the Haematology Research Tissue Bank, a repository of peripheral blood, bone marrow and primary tissue samples from patients with haematological and related disorders.The Haematology Research Tissue Bank has resulted in strong research collaborations within and outside ANU, with 23 publications and 500+ citations (as of Oct 2022). 

Her innovative and inclusive teaching programs have won her 4 university teaching and education awards. 

Dipti has used her clinical experience and knowledge of 2 countries and healthcare systems to develop and lead a program called "The Link" which focusses on global healthcare equity and support and promotion of diverse healthcare professionals.

As an advocate for gender equity and diversity, she was a finalist for the ACT Woman of the Year award this year and has been inducted on the honour roll.  

Awards include: 1. ACT Woman of the Year finalist and Honour Roll Inductee (2023), 2. College of Health and Medicine innovation award for The Link: ANU COVID-19 Peer Support program (2021) 3. Vice Chancellor award for teaching excellence (2020)  4. Vice Chancellor award for excellence in education (2020) 5. Award for Excellence in Medical Education (Innovation), ANU Medical School (2018) 6. Dean’s award for contribution to teaching, for developing a bedside teaching program for medical students (2013) 

Available student projects

1. Cellular origin of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Recent studies have elucidated recurrent somatic mutations in several subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. However, it is not yet known at what stage in ontogeny these mutations arise. Our group is studying the disease heterogeneity within subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma using sophisticated multicolour flow cytometry, genotyping and ultra deep sequencing techniques. The project involves use of human samples archived in the Haematology research tissue bank, and direct translation of research findings into the diagnostic laboratory and clinic.

2. Does autoimmunity drive development of lymphoproliferative disorders?

3 Drug development and repurposing in lymphoma 

Current student projects

1. Drug Repurposing in Lymphoma

2. Bleeding including Platelet Dysfunction in Haematological Malignancies. 

 

Publications

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