Dr. Prerna Tewari was appointed in 2012 as an HRB ICE fellow with CERVIVA. She is based at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital and the Department of Histopathology & Morbid Anatomy at Trinity College Dublin. She has extensive experience in cancer biology and molecular biology and has been actively involved in identification and evaluation of potential biomarkers for Head and Neck Carcinomas, Prostate Cancers and Childhood Leukaemia. In addition, she has worked extensively on understanding the genetic mechanisms that underline the development of Haematological malignancies. Prerna was awarded a PhD from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi India. Her PhD dissertation was based on identification of biomarkers in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Prior to her appointment as a HRB ICE fellow, she undertook post-doctoral training and research in the Department of Haematology, Trinity College Dublin. During her post-doctoral training, she identified germline variants in DNA repair genes which are linked with susceptibility to multiple myeloma in the Irish population. Some of these findings have immense significance for clinical management of patients. She has received a number of awards during both her PhD and post-doctoral training. She was awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Haematology Association of Ireland 2007 and the Best Poster Award at the All Ireland cancer conference 2009. She also presented her research findings at the Royal Society of Medicine Dublin for the St. Luke’s Young Scientist Award. Recently she was awarded the Irish cancer society fellowship for attending IARC summer school in Lyon.
Trinity College Dublin