Dr Andrew Wei is a Victorian Cancer Agency Research Fellow and Haematologist at the Alfred Hospital. Andrew conducts clinical and translational AML research through dual appointments at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University.
After completing doctoral studies at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in 2005, he joined the Alfred Hospital in 2008 to develop the AML research program. He has been the AML disease group chairperson for Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group since 2009 and has led multiple nationwide cooperative group studies as chief investigator. His doctoral research studies contributed to discoveries elucidating the functional interaction between Bcl-2 family members (Molecular Cell 2005;17(3):393-403), the role of Mcl-1 in cancer susceptibility to ABT-737 (Cancer Cell. 2006;10(5):389-99) and the pro-survival function of the EBV Bcl-2 homologue BHRF-1 (PLoS Pathogens 2010;6).
Dr Wei is an executive member of the ALLG Scientific Advisory Committee, a member of the National Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia and Head of Leukaemia Research at the Alfred hospital. He sits on the International Steering Committee for Celgene providing expert advice on AML. To enhance translational research, Dr Wei has established the Alfred Haematology Tissue Bank, the diagnostic molecular haematology laboratory and a pre-clinical research laboratory to focus on the role of targeting survival pathways in AML.
Investigator initiated AML trail funding:
Cooperative Group Studies Local Site PI:
Company sponsored studies as local site PI:
2007 - Present : Adjunct senior lecturer
Dr. Wei's research focuses on the mechanisms by which cancer cells co-opt and coerce intracellular signalling pathways to promote deregulated cell survival, proliferation and growth. Through the molecular analysis of intracellular signalling pathways, Dr. Wei's laboratory seeks to identify new therapeutic targets in leukaemia.