Research Fellow Associate, University of Sydney
Dr Joanne Tan is a Research Fellow in the Product Development and Storage research group. Her research projects are focused on characterising the growth factor concentration in autologous serum eye drops, planning and initiating a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of allogeneic serum eye drops, and examining the responder/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 the area of molecular biology and infectious diseases, with a focus on human cytomegalovirus latent infection.
She has worked for the Blood Service since 2003, where she first started out in Inventory and Distribution at Clarence Street, Sydney.
Awards and Leadership
- Awarded an Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) Research Fund grant in 2014 ($7,000 with Dr Phillip Mondy and Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber)
- Awarded an ANZSBT Travel Grant in 2013
- Scientific work presented at conferences nationally and internationally 14 times since 2011
- Selected as 1 of 20 participants in the Sydney Medical School Early Career Researchers Mentoring Program (University of Sydney) in 2015