Dr Dharmica Mistry
Dr Dharmica Mistry was the winner of the Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award at the 2016 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Recipient of the 2015 Young Scientist Award, Dharmica Mistry is an inspiration to young women considering a future in medical research and microbiology.
Dharmica is an exceptional researcher who is involved in implementing life changing medical research around early breast cancer detection that will impact upon women around the world.
The core focus for Dharmica’s work is to commercialise a universal ground-breaking breast cancer screening test in collaboration with the University of Kentucky. Without her persistence, unfailing optimism and drive over the past eight years, a transformational global test may have never been developed.
The partnerships and research driven by Dharmica have proven 90 per cent accurate in detecting the presence of the most common form of invasive cancer. Dharmica’s dream of significantly transforming women’s health worldwide through medical innovation is fast becoming a reality.