Dr Troy Wanandy

National Centre of Excellence Insect Allergy Stream co-Chair

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  • Senior Specialist Pharmacist in Allergy and Immunology, and Quality Manager, Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Head of Manufacturing Quality, Jack Jumper Allergy Program, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Research Associate, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania
  • Leader of the Jack Jumper Venom Allergy Research Group, University of Tasmania

Dr Troy Wanandy is one of the few hospital pharmacists specialising in clinical immunology and allergy in Australia. He has an extensive background in Hospital Pharmacy, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance of Pharmaceuticals.

As a practicing research pharmacist and Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania, Dr Wanandy’s research interests include understanding allergic disease, particularly insect venom and drug allergies, and clinical pharmaceutics. He leads the Jack Jumper Venom Allergy Research Group at the University of Tasmania, which main objective is to investigate and optimise the delivery of venom immunotherapy as a treatment modality to prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis from insect stings in otherwise healthy people. He is also working on studies that explore physico-chemical and microbiological stability of pharmaceuticals.

Dr Wanandy works at Royal Hobart Hospital as a Senior Specialist Pharmacist for the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. He is a recipient of the Tasmanian Allied Health Award in ‘Putting Research into Practice’ category.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Verification of the Bühlmann fPELA turbo faecal elastase assay on the Binding Site Optilite benchtop analyser. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry. Oct 2022

Global View on Ant Venom Allergy: from Allergenic Components to Clinical Management. Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology. Jun 2021

Stability of ceftolozane and tazobactam in different peritoneal dialysis solutions. Peritoneal Dialysis International. Feb 2020

Pyridine levels in ceftazidime – peritoneal dialysis admixtures stored at body temperature. Peritoneal Dialysis International. Jan 2020

Towards complete identification of allergens in Jack Jumper (Myrmecia pilosula) ant venom and their clinical relevance: An immunoproteomic approach. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Jul 2018

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