Anouschka Akerman

Post-doctoral Researcher
Research Officer

Nush completed her PhD at UNSW in 2019 which focused on understanding and therapeutically targeting tumour-stromal interactions in pancreatic cancer. She then worked as part of the Medicine Research Infrastructure and Operational Services team across the Upper Campus Biomedical Precinct between 2020 and 2021. She was recently recruited to the Viral Pathogenesis and Vector Laboratory as part of the Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program within The Kirby Institute, where she works on SARS-CoV-2 full-time. 

Journal articles
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Shen Y; Freeman JA; Holland J; Solterbeck A; Naidu K; Soosapilla A; Downe P; Tang C; Kerridge I; Wallman L; Van Bilsen N; Milogiannakis V; Akerman A; Martins Costa Gomes G; Sandgren K; Cunningham A; Turville S; Mulligan SP, 2022, 'COVID-19 vaccine failure in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and monoclonal B-lymphocytosis; humoural and cellular immunity', British Journal of Haematology, vol. 197, pp. 41 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjh.18014
2022
Preprints
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Shen Y; Freeman JA; Holland J; Solterbeck A; Naidu K; Soosapilla A; Downe P; Tang C; Kerridge I; Wallman L; Van Bilsen N; Milogiannakis V; Akerman A; Martins Costa Gomes G; Sandgren K; Cunningham AL; Turville S; Mulligan SP, COVID-19 Vaccine Failure in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Monoclonal B-Lymphocytosis; Humoral and Cellular Immunity, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.28.21265549

School of Medical Science (SoMS) Award for Safety Culture (MEDRIOS Team) (2020)

Nomination for UNSW Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses (2019)

Translational Cancer Research Network, PhD Scholarship Top-up Award (2018 – 2019)

European Pancreas Club Jubilee Meeting Travel Scholarship (2018)

Postgraduate Research Student Support Scheme (2018)

Prince of Wales Clinical School Travel Award (2018)

Campion-Ma-Playoust Memorial Award (Best Oral Presentation) Australian Society for Medical Research National Scientific Conference (2017)

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship (2015 – 2018)