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Department Head

A/Prof Nick Pavlakis

BSc, MBBS, MMed (Clin. Epi), PhD, FRACP

Appointment: Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Positions: Co-head, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory; Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG), Senior Staff Specialist, Dept. of Medical Oncology Royal North Shore

Email[email protected]

Prof Stephen Clarke

OAM, MBBS, PhD, MD, FRACP, FAChPM

Appointment: Professor, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Positions: Co-head, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory; Senior Staff Specialist in Dept. Medical Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital

Email[email protected]

Dr Helen Wheeler

MBBS, FRACP

Position: Co-head, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory; Senior Staff Specialist, Head Dept. Medical Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital

Email: [email protected]

RESEARCH DIRECTOR

A/Prof Viive Howell

BSc (App), MSc, PhD

Appointment: Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Position: Laboratory Research Director, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory; Co-Lead, Inflammation Flagship, Sydney Vital Translational Cancer Research Centre

Email[email protected]

LABORATORY MANAGER

Mrs Rozelle Harvie

BSc, MSc

Appointment: Honorary Associate, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Position: Senior Hospital Scientist, Laboratory Manager

Email[email protected]

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Dr Emily Colvin

BMedSc (Hons), PhD

Appointment: Lecturer, Sydney Medical School (Northern), Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position: Proud Family Fellow and Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow

Group Leader: Ovarian Cancer

Email[email protected]

Dr Connie Diakos

BSc(Hons), PhD, MBBS, FRACP, MRACI CChem

Appointment: Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School (Northern), Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position: Research Fellow; Co-lead, Inflammation Flagship, Sydney Vital Translational Cancer Research Centre.

Group Leader: Colorectal Cancer, Neuroendocrine Cancer

Email[email protected]

Dr Amanda Hudson

BSc (Hons), PhD

Appointment: Research Fellow, Sydney Medical School (Northern), Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position: The Brain Cancer Group Fellow

Group Leader: Brain Cancer

Email: [email protected]

Dr Kelly McKelvey

BBiomedSci(Hons), PhD

Appointment: Lecturer, Sydney Medical School (Northern), Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position: Matt Callander ‘Beanie for Brain Cancer’ HMRI Fellow funded by the Mark Hughes Foundation

Group Leader: Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy

Email: [email protected]

Dr Sarah Hayes

BMedSc (Hons), PhD

Appointment: Associate Lecturer, Sydney Medical School (Northern), Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position: Tour de Cure / Fight for a Cure Early Career Research Fellow in lung cancer research

Group Leader: Lung Cancer and Proteomics

Email: [email protected]

Dr Sumit Sahni

B.Pharma, PhD

Appointment: Lecturer, Sydney Medical School (Northern), Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position:  Boncardo Pancreatic Cancer Research Fellow

Group Leader: Pancreatic Cancer

Email: [email protected]

Dr Yaser Gholami

Medical Physics, PhD

Appointment: Associate Lecturer, School of Physics, University of Sydney

Position: Postdoctoral Scientist Nuclear Nanomedicine

Group Leader: Nanomedicine

Email: [email protected]

SCHOLARS IN CANCER RESEARCH

Dr David Chan

BSc (Med), MBBS, FRACP

Position: NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncologist, North Shore Private Hospital

Email[email protected]

Dr Adrian Lee

BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Position: Rebecca Cooper Foundation Scholarship Award, PhD Scholar, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital

Email[email protected]

Ms Angela Cho

BBiomedSc (Hons)

Position: Sydney Neuro Oncology Group PhD Scholar, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney

Email[email protected]

Dr Malinda Itchins

BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Position: PhD Scholar, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital

Email: [email protected]

Dr Shreya Mehta

BMed MD

Position: Masters Scholar, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, General Surgery Trainee, Central Training Network NSW

Email: [email protected]

Dr Sarah Maloney

MBBS, MM Clin Epidemiology

Position: PhD Student, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee

Email: [email protected]

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Mrs Elizabeth Millar

BSc (Hons)

Position: Hospital Scientist (Part-time), Royal North Shore Hospital

Email: [email protected]

Ms Ramya Kumar

BEng (Biotechnology), Masters in Molecular Biology
Position : Research Assistant

Ms Nicole (Nikki) Painter

Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Chem Tech)
Position : Sydney Vital Pre-clinical Research Assistant

SENIOR ASSOCIATE INVESTIGATORS

Prof Frances Boyle

AM MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Appointment: Professor of Medical Oncology, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney

Positions: Medical Oncologist and Director of Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care and Research, Mater Hospital

Dr Hilary Byrne

MSci, PhD

Appointment: Associate Lecturer, School of Physics, The University of Sydney

Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, Nanomedicine research. Sydney Vital Research Fellow in the area of Nanotechnology.

Dr Jonathon Parkinson

MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Appointment: VMO Neurosurgeon, Royal North Shore and North Shore Private Hospitals.

Dr Simon Haefliger

MD PhD

Appointment: Medical Oncologist

Position: Collaborator lung cancer researcher

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