Ashwin Unnikrishnan, PhD
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Dr. Ashwin Unnikrishnan is a cancer researcher and Principal Investigator of the Molecular Mechanisms in Leukemia Laboratory based at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
The Unnikrishnan lab investigates the molecular alterations underlying hematopoietic cancers, primarily Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The group utilizes a range of cutting-edge technologies and a multi-disciplinary approach, merging lab-based experimentation with computational data analysis techniques, to make fundamental discoveries. An overarching goal of the lab is to lay the foundation for more effective treatments through an improved understanding of the molecular changes that underlie leukemia.
Dr. Unnikrishnan received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, WA, and his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.