Jake Shortt

Video presentation (1.33min) A/Prof Jake Shortt and Dr Sam Greenall talk about how they are working towards developing new therapies for haematological cancers. Published by BioCurate.

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A/Prof Jake Shortt is the Head of Haematology Research at the School of Clinical Sciences and clinical lead at Monash Haematology for leukaemia and myelodysplasia. He is Principal Investigator on a range of clinical trials for myeloid malignancies, conducted through the Monash Haematology clinical trials unit. He is also a Principal Investigator on academically-funded and investigator-initiated trials in multiple myeloma and lymphoma.

Associate Professor Shortt is the recipient of a Medical Research Future Fund Career Development Fellowship as part of the Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program. His strong translational work in the School of Clinical Sciences is focused on strategies incorporating epigenetic drugs with immunotherapy in haematological cancers, particularly lymphoma and multiple myeloma. He heads the Blood Cancer Therapeutics laboratory within the Monash Health Translation Precinct, facilitating bench-to-bedside research in order to progress these new treatments into the haematology clinic.

In addition to his clinical and research roles, Associate Professor Shortt is an Associate Member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, the Chair of the Laboratory Sciences Committee of the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group and an examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He sits on the steering committees of the Australian TTP registry, the Australian Lymphoma and Related Diseases Registry and the Victorian Epigenetics Group.

Clinical activities

A/Prof Jake Shortt is clinical lead at Monash Health for leukaemia and myelodysplasia. He is also the Deputy Unit Head of Laboratory Haematology. He attends the Monash Haematology myeloid disorders clinic and runs a sub-specialty service for patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia. In addition to outpatient clinics, Associate Professor Shortt undertakes inpatient ward service at Monash Health, and is Principal Investigator at Monash Health for a range of clinical trials in leukaemia and myelodysplasia.

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