Elin is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Melanoma within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.
PhD (Doctoral Degree), South Africa, 2008.
M (Master Degree), Cuba, 2001.
B (Bachelor Degree), Cuba, 1997.
Recent Research Grants
Characterisation of Melanoma Circulating Tumour Cells for Personalised Treatment, Cancer Research Trust, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014 - 2019, $830,000.
Circulating Tumour DNA to Predict and Monitor Treatment Response and Detect Acquired Resistance in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma, Ramaciotti Foundation, Grant, 2015 - 2018, $99,911.
Genetic Analysis of Blood Markers for Prognosis in Patients with Uveal Melanoma, University of Western Australia, Raine Foundation Grant, 2016 - 2018, $100,000.
Blood Based Biomarkers Predictive of Treatment Response in Melanoma, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Grant, 2016 - 2018, $246,822.
New Independent Research Infrastructure Support Award 2016, Department of Health WA, New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards, 2016 - 2017, $10,000.
Gene expression profiling of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) isolated from metastatic melanoma patients using a microfluidic chip, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Grant - Early Career Investigator, 2016 - 2017, $35,000.
Using a Functional Protein Array to Identify Autoantibody Biomarkers with Diagnostic Potential for Melanoma, National Health and Medical Research Council, Development Grants, 2014 - 2017, $778,368.
NHMRC Fellowship 'near-miss' funding, Department of Health WA, Near Miss Merit Awards, 2016 - 2017, $50,000.
Circulating Melanoma Cells as Predictive Biomarkers of Treatment Response and Disease Status, Cancer Council of WA Inc, Grant, 2015 - 2017, $111,519.
Melanoma Mutation Profiling For Personalised Treatment, National Health and Medical Research Council, Project Grants, 2013 - 2016, $765,359.
Mass Cytometry: A breakthrough in multidimensional systems biology, Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure), 2015 - 2016, $1,081,489.
Predictive significance of circulating tumour cells (CTCs), circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in advanced melanoma patients treated with pembrolizumab, Merck Sharp and Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd, Grant, 2015 - 2016, $73,300.
A Single-Molecule Super-Resolution Microscopy Facility in Western Australia, Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure), 2016, $2,094,000.
Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) as a diagnostic tool to monitor disease progression in melanoma patients, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 1), 2015 - 2016, $137,227.
Detection of Vemurafenib Resistance in Circulating Tumour Cells for Personalised Treatment of Melanoma, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Scott Kirkbride Melanoma Research Centre - Discovery Research Priming Grant, 2013 - 2014, $68,182.
Genetic Analysis of Melanoma Cells in Blood For Personalised Treatment Management, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013, 2013 - 2014, $24,083.
Detection of stem cell markers expression in circulating melanoma cells using multiparameter flow cytometry as a prognosis tool, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1), 2012 - 2013, $19,480.
Expanding Capacity and Capability in Western Australian Flow Cytometry for Earth, Oceans, Environmental and Biomedical Science: State-of-the-Art Four Laser and 12 Colour Analysis, Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure), 2012 - 2013, $598,000.
Neon Transfection System and Biomedical Research Grade -30oC Freezer for Alzheimer?s and Melanoma Research, National Health and Medical Research Council, Equipment Grant 2011, 2011 - 2012, $10,927.