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Srilakshmi (Sri) Srinivasan

Srilakshmi (Sri) Srinivasan


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, APCRC-Q, Queensland University of Technology
  • Member, IHBI, QUT

Contact Details

+61 7 3443 7253


PhD, Molecular Genetics, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2017

MPhil, Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, India 2007

MSc, Microbial Gene Technology, Madurai Kamaraj University, India 2005


Sri Srinivasan completed her PhD in prostate cancer genetics and molecular biology at  Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in June 2017. She received an Advanced Queensland Research Fellowship in April 2017 to pursue her research as an Early Career Researcher at QUT in partnership with Queensland Health (Pathology) and the Translation Research Institute, Brisbane.

In 2017, Sri was awarded the finalist for prestigious Women In Technology (WiT) Life Sciences Young Achiever Award. She has received many other awards including travel grants and opportunities to present her research at International conferences.

Sri’s research focuses on understanding the biological impact of prostate cancer risk associated germline variants in prostate cancer predisposition and development; and how the germline variants may have a clinical impact on the clinically measured protein levels in blood.

Sri has also co-authored publications in high impact factor journals such as Nature Genetics, Cancer Discovery, Nature Communications among others.

Awards and grants





PCFA John Mills Young Investigator Award


Advance Queensland ECR fellowship award (2017-2020)


Finalist for Women in Technology (WiT) Life Sciences Young Achiever Award


Top twenty five abstracts from Australia and New Zealand by The Australian Academy of Science


International Symposium of Kallikrein-related Peptidases committee Young Investigator Award


Travel Award from the School of Biomedical Sciences, QUT, to attend the Falling Walls Lab Conference, Canberra


Travel Award from the School of Biomedical Sciences, QUT, to attend the 7th International Symposium of Kallikrein-related Peptidases conference, France


TRI poster symposium People’s choice for best poster presentation


Nominated for PhD Career Start award for Women in Technology, QLD


Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Travel award


QUT Write-up Scholarship award (Two months)


The Cancer Council Queensland Travel grant award


Queensland University of Technology post-graduate award to undertake PhD


Smart State PhD top-up ($10,000/annum for three years) award granted, 1 of only 10 awarded state-wide (QLD Government). However, I had to defer the award due to maternity leave


Lecturer performance award, Prof Dhanapalan College of Arts and Science for women, India


University 6th Rank holder for outstanding Master of Science (2003-2005), Madurai Kamaraj University, India


Overall performance award (academic) of Bachelor of Microbiology, Vivekanda College of Arts and Sciences for Women (2000-2003)


25th rank holder of the state BCET exam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Research interests

Prostate cancer, kallikreins, genetic variations

Top publications

  1. Lai J, Moya L, Hoffman A, Srinivasan S, Panchadsaram J, Walpole C, Perry-keene JL, Chambers S; Australian Prostate Cance BioResource, Lehman ML, Nelson CC, Clements JA, Batra J. [2017]. Sci Rep , 7(1):16862. (IF: 4.2)
  2. Lai A, An J, Srinivasan S, Clements J & Batra J. [2016]. A computational analysis of the genetic and transcript diversity at the kallikrein locus. Biol Chem. doi:10.1515/hsz-2016-0161. (IF: 3.2)
  3. Srinivasan, S, Clements, J.A. & Batra, J. [2015] Single nucleotide polymorphisms in clinics: Fantasy or reality for cancer? Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci, 1-11. (IF: 5.52)
  4. Lai J, An J, Seim I, Walpole CM, Hoffman AC, Moya L, Srinivasan S, Perry-Keene J, Wang C, Lehman M, Nelson CC, Clements J, Batra J. [2015] Fusion transcript loci share many genomic features with non-fusion loci, BMC Genomics, 16, p1-12. (IF: 4.36)
  5. Stegeman S, Amankwah E, Klein K, O'Mara T, Kim D, Lin H, Permuth Wey J, Sellers TA, Srinivasan S, Eeles RA, Clements J, Batra J, et al. [2015] A large-scale analysis of genetic variants within putative miRNA binding sites in PCa, Cancer Discovery, 5 (4), p368-379. (IF: 19.48)

Professional memberships and associations


Title, Organisation

2015 - current

Member of Woman in Technology

2010 - current

Member of Australian Medical Research Society

2015 - current

Member of Metastasis Research Society (MRS)

2015 - current

Member of Australian Society for Metastasis Research

2009 - current

Member of Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource (APCB)


Member of the Endocrinology Society of Australia


Member of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Member of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology