Dr Bhupinder Pal

Head, Cancer Single Cell Genomics Laboratory

My team is committed to translating research findings into diagnostic tools and effective personalised cancer treatments.

I received a PhD degree from the University of Melbourne in 2009 and pursued postdoctoral training at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne. During this time, I gained experience and recognition in the field of mammary gland biology, breast cancer and single cell genomics. In 2018, I joined the La Trobe University School of Cancer Medicine and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI). My research team focuses on understanding the role of tumour heterogeneity and microenvironment during cancer progression and metastasis. We apply molecular techniques that allow epigenetic, transcriptomic and spatial expression analysis at single cell level. These novel molecular insights will enable the designing of new and improved treatments for cancer patients.