• The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Belinda is a Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision Gunn Family National Career Development Fellow in Haematology and a Lecturer in Translational Oncology at the University of Western Australia. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand before undertaking her PhD studies at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD investigated the role of exosomes in intercellular transmission of prion disease. She was awarded her PhD in 2014 and subsequently joined the Translational Cancer Pathology Laboratory at UWA on a Cancer Council WA Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Belinda's discovery and translational research focuses on myeloid blood disorders and the genetic mechanisms that lead to progression from indolent to aggressive behaviour. Her current interests are in megakaryocytes and platelet biology and their role in this process. Belinda has developed innovative cell biology and genomic tools to analyse these cells. Her first breakthrough, developing a method to extract megakaryocytes from primary human bone marrow for genomic characterisation, led to the discovery that megakaryocytes acquire somatic mutations which correlate with progression to the fibrotic end-stage of the disease. Her subsequent studies on platelets identified unique transcriptome profiles that distinguish between the chronic and aggressive phases. This has been published and featured on the cover of the British Journal of Haematology. She was named the 2016 Cancer Council Western Australia Early Career Cancer Researcher of the Year, and the inaugural recipient of the National Gunn Family Fellowship. 

Previous positions

Research Assistant, University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Roles and responsibilities

Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision Bone Marrow Failure Symposium Steering Committee. 

Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision Centre of Research Excellence in Bone Marrow Biology CRE Executive Committee.

UWA Health Research and Innovation Advisory Forum, EMCR representative.

UWA Early/Mid-Career Researcher Network, School of Biomedical Sciences representative. 

UWA Women in Science Community of Practice co-lead.

Scientific Review Subcommittee for the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Research Ethics Committee.

Co-unit-coordinator for Cancer Pathology (core third year Pathology unit).

Funding overview


  1. Guo B, Chuah H, Hoffman R, Weinberg R, Linden M, Fuller K, Erber W. Cancer Council Wester Australia Project Grant. $120,000.
  2. Erber W, Guo B, Leahy M, Chuah H, Fuller K, Tneh S, Li I. Oncomine Clinical Research Grant Program, Thermo Fisher Scientific. USD$199,768.


  1. Purtill D, Chuah H, Tneh S, Smallbone P, Louw A, Erber W, Guo B. Spinnaker Health Research Foundation. $19,550.


  1. Guo B, Crispino J, Hoffman R, Fuller K, Linden M, Erber W. The MPN Research Foundation and Ruby Red Foundation. USD$100,000.
  2. Ng TF, Chuah HS, Wright M, De Kraa R, Guo B, Hui H, Fuller K, Erber W. Spinnaker Health Research Foundation. $14,775.
  3. Fuller K, Guo B, Howman R, Erber W. Automated imaging flow cytometry for disease monitoring and prognostication in myeloproliferative neoplasms. HMS Faculty Research Grant. $100,000.


  1. Erber W, Fuller K, Guo B, Linden M. 2019 IMPACT Philanthropy Program. $300,000.
  2. Guo B, Gray ES, Khattak MA. Cancer Council Western Australia Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme. $47,702.
  3. Guo B, Erber W, Crispino J, Linden M, Meehan K. Raine Medical Research Foundation Raine Priming Grant. $150,000.
  4. Guo B. Gunn Family National Career Development Fellowship for Women in Haematology, Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision. $390,000.


  1. Erber W, Guo B, Allcock R, Linden M, Fuller K. Myeloproliferative neoplasms: Predicting and preventing progression to bone marrow failure. Perpetual Philanthropic Services. $81,606.
  2. Guo B. The Ruby Red Foundation Seeding Grant Award. $15,000.
  3. Guo B, Crispino J. Healy Medical Research Foundation Healy Research Collaboration Awards. $4,500.
  4. Guo B. HMS Faculty Small Research Grants – Early career researcher. $20,000.
  5. Chuah H, Leahy M, Erber W, Allcock R, Guo B. Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Research Grant. $19,920.
  6. Chuah H, Leahy M, Erber W, Allcock R, Guo B. Cancer Council Western Australia Suzanne Cavanagh Early Career Investigator Grant. $35,000.


  1. Allcock R, Crispino J, Guo B, Linden M, Erber W. UWA Research Collaboration Award. $29,920.
  2. Chuah H, Leahy M, Erber W, Allcock R, Guo B. Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Research Grant. $17,833.


  1. Guo B, Frontini M, Allcock R, Fuller K, Ouwehand W, Erber W. UWA Research Collaboration Award. $24,000.


  1. Guo B, Mina K, Heel (Fuller) K, Howman R. Cancer Council Western Australia Suzanne Cavanagh Early Career Investigator Grant. $35,000.

Teaching overview

Cancer Pathology (PATH3309) co-unit co-ordinator (with A/Prof Kathy Fuller).

Masters of Clinical Pathology, Lecturer.

Industrial relevance

Partnerships with pharmaceutical industry for pharma-sponsored correlative studies and sponsored research projects. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 16 Sept 2014

B.Sc (Hons), University of Canterbury

Award Date: 30 Apr 2009

BSc, University of Canterbury

Award Date: 30 Apr 2008


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