Professor John Pimanda

Associate Professor John Pimanda

TCRN role: Professor John Pimanda is the Translational Lead of the TCRN, enhancing collaborations between basic scientists and clinical practitioners within the TCRN membership. 

Professional and research interests: Prof Pimanda is a clinician scientist and head of the Stem Cell Group and the Adult Cancer Program at UNSW’s Lowy Cancer Research Centre. His research is focused on the molecular hierarchy governing stem cell development and maintenance, with a view to better understanding haematological and solid organ cancers in order to develop successful treatment strategies. 

Career achievements: Prof Pimanda is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He completed his PhD at UNSW in 2004 as a NHMRC postgraduate scholar and undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge as a NHMRC CJ Martin/RG Menzies postdoctoral research fellow between 2004-2008. He has been funded principally by the NHMRC since establishing his research laboratory at the Lowy in 2008. He has received career development awards from the Leukemia Foundation, Ramaciotti Foundation and the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Foundation and other awards include the 2013/2014 CINSW Big Data Big Impact Award and the 2013 Early Stage Innovations Award from New South Innovations.