• 818 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Dr Varinder Jeet is a Research Fellow at the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE). Prior to joining MUCHE, Dr Jeet was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) from 2010 to 2018 and a Research Officer at Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane from 2009-2010.


Varinder’s expertise lies in clinical/medical and health economics research. During his research career, Varinder has contributed to numerous research projects focussing on diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. He generated and analysed data for two phase-1 prostate cancer clinical trials and discovered new mechanisms of cancer resistance and novel therapeutic approaches for advanced stages of cancer. He also discovered innovative techniques and biomarker panels for detecting cancer both at early and late stages of disease progression. As part of the high performing team at MUCHE, Varinder is currently contributing to Health Technology Assessments of new medicines and medical technologies.    

Varinder’s research has featured in high-quality scholarly periodicals such as Journal of Experimental Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Scientific Reports, Cancer and Metastasis Reviews, Endocrine-Related Cancer, and others. He has successfully supervised two PhD students, delivered lectures to university students, and acted as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and NHMRC project grants. As a member of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) organising committee, Varinder helped in organising the ASMR conference annual dinner 2016. He has also served on career counselling, conference organisation and OH&S committees. In addition, Varinder has been the recipient of prestigious research grants, travel grants and other awards.   

Varinder has recently completed the Master of Health Economics degree to bridge the gap between clinical research and Health Technology Assessment (HTA). His broad knowledge of medical research areas and a solid educational background help him to understand the intricate processes of disease pathophysiology and ways to implement that knowledge in HTA procedures. Varinder is interested in economic modelling for therapeutic interventions, genetic testing/clinical genomics, cancer studies, and equity and public policy research.

Education/Academic qualification

Cancer Medicine, PhD in Medicine, The University of New South Wales

Health Economics, Master of Health Economics, The University of Queensland

Biotechnology, MSc, Punjabi University

Biomedical Sciences, BSc

External positions

Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology


Research Officer, Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI)


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Projects 2009 2022

Research Outputs 2008 2019

  • 818 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 13 Meeting abstract
  • 9 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Chapter

Emergence of microRNAs as key players in cancer cell metabolism

Subramaniam, S., Jeet, V., Clements, J. A., Gunter, J. H. & Batra, J., 1 Sep 2019, In : Clinical Chemistry. 65, 9, p. 1090-1101 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review


Interleukin (IL)-22 from IL-20 subfamily of cytokines induces colonic epithelial cell proliferation predominantly through ERK1/2 pathway

Moniruzzaman, M., Wang, R., Jeet, V., McGuckin, M. A. & Hasnain, S. Z., 15 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20, 14, 17 p., 3468.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
MAP Kinase Signaling System
Cell proliferation
Epithelial Cells
Cell Proliferation

MicroRNA-3162-5p-mediated crosstalk between Kallikrein family members including prostate-specific antigen in prostate cancer

Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource, Mating, F., Jeet, V., Srinivasan, S., Cristino, A. S., Panchadsaram, J., Clements, J. A. & Batra, J., Jun 2019, In : Clinical Chemistry. 65, 6, p. 771-780 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A biomarker and a therapeutic target: investigating the role of glypican-1 in prostate cancer

Jeet, V., Rockstroh, A., Yeh, M-C., Campbell, D. H., Walsh, B. J., Russell, P. J. & Nelson, C. C., Aug 2018, In : BJU International. 122, S2, p. 36-37 2 p., 084.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearchpeer-review

Allele specific regulation of PDK1 by miRNAs in prostate cancer

Subramaniam, S., Jeet, V., Walpole, C., Nelson, C. C., Gunter, J. H., Clements, J. A. & Batra, J., Aug 2018, In : BJU International. 122, S2, p. 36-36 1 p., 083.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearchpeer-review



Commercialisation of Pharmaceutical Research

Varinder Jeet (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Pharmaceutical Research


Varinder Jeet (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Other distinction


Activities 2008 2016

  • 2 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Invited talk

Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy (Journal)

Varinder Jeet (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

PLoS ONE (Journal)

Varinder Jeet (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Australian Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Alliance Meeting

Varinder Jeet (Speaker)
2008 → …

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Fundraising for Prostate Cancer Research

Varinder Jeet


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


Improving health and spending money wisely: evaluating medicines and vaccines for the Australian Government

Henry Cutler (Participant), Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Martin Hoyle (Participant), Mutsa Gumbie (Participant), Rachel Song (Participant), Andrew Partington (Participant), Varinder Jeet (Participant), Elizabeth Seil (Participant), Alicia Norman (Participant), Virginia Mumford (Participant), Sanjyot Vagholkar (Participant), Lisa Pont (Participant), Janaki Amin (Participant)

Impact: Quality of life impacts, Economic impacts, Public policy impacts