Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize 2022: Dr Nila Dharan

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Tuesday, 4 October 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In-person and online event - registrations essential

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Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or
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Join us for a special seminar from the recipient of the Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize 2022.

The Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize is an annual award given to the most significant first author paper by a Kirby Institute student, published in the previous calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal in the area of infectious diseases.

*Please note this is a hybrid seminar with registration options for in-person and online attendance. Lunch will be provided from 12pm for in-person attendees, with the seminar to follow at 1pm.


HIV is associated with an increased risk of age-related clonal hematopoiesis
People with HIV have higher rates of comorbidities than people without HIV. The ARCHIVE study demonstrated that clonal haematopoieis (CH) was more prevalent in HIV-positive vs. -negative participants and found associations between CH, HIV and inflammation. These data suggest that inflammation from HIV infection may support the emergence of CH.


Dr Nila Dharan  

Dr Nila Dharan
Senior Research Fellow, Biostatistics and Databases Program; and Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program, Kirby Institute

Nila Dharan is an Infectious Diseases physician with a research focus on international infectious diseases and public health. Her current research is focused on describing the spectrum of comorbidities among people with HIV in Australia, and understanding the pathophysiology of ageing in older adults with HIV.


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