Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha
Dr Pasricha is a haematologist, molecular biologist and epidemiologist. He is a Division Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and a haematologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. His lab works on the basic biology, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and public health control of anaemia. He is leading a programme of large randomised controlled trials investigating the health benefits and risks of universal iron interventions in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He also undertakes translational studies using samples from these trials, including microbiomic and genetic analyses. In the lab, his group studies aspects of gene regulation of red blood cell production and function, and of mechanisms of regulation of iron homeostasis. He has consulted extensively on anaemia control policy for the World Health Organization and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.