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

    6009 Perth


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Dr. Cruickshank graduated with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia in September 2007. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in 2011 where he developed methods for generating and analysing high-throughput DNA methylation from archived biospecimens applied to multiple human birth cohorts. This work generated foundational data on DNA methylation dynamics in humans establishing the rapid rate of changes that occur during early life. He subsequently was appointed to a senior leadership position at Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) in 2012 re-focusing his research on high-risk leukaemia and cancer immunotherapy. This work involved the generation and characterisation of in vitro cellular and animal models for advancing precision medicine and immunotherapy for childhood cancer and leukaemia. Currently, Dr. Cruickshank’s work revolves around deciphering disease mechanisms and innovative therapies for incurable cancers and immune disorders. He was appointed Senior Lecturer Genetics in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Western Australia in 2020 establishing a research and teaching program focused on genetics and genomics of cancer and complex disease.

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
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Industry keywords

  • Bioinformatics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Biotechnology

Research expertise keywords

  • Genetics
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Drug development
  • Cancer
  • leukaemia
  • Complex disease, genetics of


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