Biography

Dr Blyth is a bone marrow transplant physician and haematologist at the Westmead Hospital Department of Haematology, Deputy Director of the Sydney Cellular Therapies Laboratory at Westmead, an NHMRC Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research at the University of Sydney. 

Keywords

Transplantation, cellular therapies, immunotherapy, opportunistic infections, acute myeloma

Themes

Cancer
Infection & Imunological Conditions

Clinical Specialty

Haematology

Research Focus

Her research focus is in the clinical application of T cell therapies in patients with cancers and the immune suppressing effects of cancer treatments, in particular, bone marrow transplant. The ultimate aim of her research is to make transplant safer and more effective in curing cancer. She has been actively involved in the Cell Therapies Group’s clinical trial program since 2008. Given the success of T cell therapies for immune reconstitution and tumour control, she is currently investigating the biological effect of infused T cells in patients undergoing these treatments.

Other Affiliations

Westmead Institute for Medical Research

The University of Sydney

Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, Westmead Hospital

Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Sydney Cellular Therapies Laboratory, Westmead

Education

Dr Blyth completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Newcastle and postgraduate medical training at St Vincent’s Hospital and Westmead Hospital. In 2008, after obtaining her fellowships in clinical and laboratory haematology she commenced doctoral studies at the University of Sydney in the Cellular Therapies Group under the supervision of Professor David Gottlieb. She then continued to work with the group as a post-doctoral fellow with a Ludwig Engel Post-Doctoral Fellowship, NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and Westmead Charitable Trust Early Career Grant Scheme.