1 Nov 2022

Congratulations to Dr Liesl Butler on Albert Baikie Memorial Medal

Dr Liesl Butler is a junior haematologist pursuing a career in molecular pathology. She is currently undertaking translational research in the area, having started a PhD in 2019 at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University and Alfred Health, supervised by Professor Andrew Perkins. Her project focuses on the development of improved biomarkers and targeted therapy for the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).

Dr Butler has been awarded the Albert Baikie Memorial Medal from the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) for the best young investigator at the national annual Blood 2022 meeting in Sydney in September. The award is given to recognise the best presentation, either oral or poster, at the Annual Scientific Meeting by a new investigator who is a financial member of HSANZ. The winner receives a $5,000 prize and is presented with the Albert Baikie Memorial Medal. This prestigious award is open to new investigators who were awarded their postgraduate qualification (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA or PhD) within the past 5 years.

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