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Investing in the researchers of tomorrow, today

Dr Khai Li Chai was recently awarded a Leukaemia Foundation PhD Scholarship, through the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ).  Dr Chai is a specialist clinical and laboratory haematologist at Monash University undertaking vital research into blood cancer. 

Dr Khai Li Chai, PhD scholarship recipient
Dr Khai Li Chai

Over the next three years, Dr Chai will investigate people living with a range of blood cancers: chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma, and individuals who have undergone stem cell transplants.  

Her research will focus on hypogammaglobulinemia – a condition where the body does not produce enough antibodies and is linked with serious infections. Sadly, it is a major cause of mortality and illness in affected patients.  

Her work will explore Immunoglobin (antibody) therapy to prevent and treat infections in patients, to ultimately lead to a better standard of care.  

You can read more about her project and the other bright young minds here.

Posted on March 11th, 2020

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