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Dr. Giri Krishnan

Dr. Giri Krishnan

Dr. Giri Krishnan is an Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgical trainee. He completed his medical degree at The University of Adelaide in 2013 and a Master of Clinical Science at the Joanna Briggs Institute in 2017. He is currently undertaking a PhD at The University of Adelaide, as part of the Surgeon-Scientist training program under the supervision of Professor PJ Wormald, Professor Benjamin Thierry and Dr. Andrew Foreman. His project is investigating the application of novel nanoparticles to advance diagnosis and treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. This work is a collaboration with a team of bioengineers and physicists at the Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia.

Giri was recently awarded the 2018 Fulbright scholarship, which will allow him to undertake a 10-month research fellowship, as part of his PhD, at Stanford University in California, USA. He will work under Professor Eben Rosenthal to evaluate the use of advanced magnetic nanotracers for molecular imaging to identify microscopic metastatic cancer deposits in a mouse head and neck cancer xenograft model. He will also be involved in clinical trials studying the use of fluorescent probes for real-time optical imaging during head and neck surgery.

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Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee Year
Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship (ASSRS)Lymphotropic magnetic iron-core nano tracers for sentinel lymph node mapping in oral squamous cell carcinoma2018