susan.branford@   +61 (8) 8222 2899


+61 (8) 8222 2899



Associate Professor Susan Branford


Associate Professor Susan Branford is an NHMRC Research Fellow at the Centre for Cancer Biology, SA Pathology. She has expertise in molecular monitoring of the BCR‑ABL1 gene for patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). As such she is a major contributor to international collaborative initiatives to establish guidelines and recommendations for producing reliable molecular data. Dr Branford’s main research is focused on understanding the factors that predict for response to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy and the mechanisms of drug resistance and disease progression. She was the recipient of the International CML Foundation Prize in 2016 for outstanding contributions to the improvement of CML treatment in emerging economic regions, and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Distinguished Award in 2017 for  significant contributions in molecular diagnostics.


Location: Centre for Cancer Biology, SA Pathology, Frome Road, Adelaide

Specialties: Leukaemia