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.
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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