Dr Angelica Merlot


Children's Cancer Institute

Investigating how the human body works in normal and disease conditions

Dr Merlot was awarded the Harvey Norman NSW Young Woman of the Year Award in 2019. 

Her work aims to better understand the mechanisms by which pancreatic cancer cells grow and adapt to their environment, why current treatments become ineffective and the development of nanoparticles to improve drug delivery. 

The Scientia Fellow at UNSW Medicine has dedicated her career to the deadliest of cancers, pancreatic cancer, knows as a 'silent killer' because it's so aggressive.