Anu Thomas Koikalethu

PhD Student, QUT


Anu Thomas Koikalethu is a PhD student in the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. She received her Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany with a focus on the tumour microenvironment and its role in cancer progression. She has also held research positions at several other institutes in Germany where she worked on the development of 3D in-vitro disease models. Her current research is focused on the development of personalised testing platforms to provide clinical guidance and to study the crosstalk of breast cancer cells with the bone tumour microenvironment.

Research Focus

Personalised cancer models, 3D bioprinting, Biomaterials, Bone microenvironment models