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Department Head

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, Thoracic Oncology Group Of Australasia, 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]

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]ey.edu.au

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 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 Heather Donaghy

BSc (Hons), PhD

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

Position: Preclinical Pipeline for Advancing Cancer Therapeutics (PACT) Project Officer

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]

Dr Razia Zakarya

BMedSc (Hons), PhD

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

Position: Jane Sherrard Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: [email protected]

Dr Patric Jansson

MSc, PhD

Appointment:  Senior Lecturer School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position: Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellow

Group Leader: Cancer Drug Resistance and Stem Cells, Gastric and Oesophageal Cancer

Email: [email protected]

Dr Julius Woongki Kim

PhD (Neuroscience)

Appointment:  Associate Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Group Leader: Cancer Vaccines

Email: [email protected]

Dr David Chan

BSc (Med), PhD, MBBS, FRACP

Position: Medical Oncologist, North Shore Private Hospital

Email[email protected]

Dr Adrian Lee

BSc (Med), PhD, MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Position:  Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital

Email[email protected]

Dr Malinda Itchins

BMedSci, PhD, MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Position:  Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital

Email: [email protected]

SCHOLARS IN CANCER RESEARCH

Dr Sarah Maloney

MBBS, MM Clin Epidemiology

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

Email: [email protected]

Mr Takanori Hioki

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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

Email: [email protected]

Ms Advaitha Jagadeesan

BMedSc, BSc(Hons) Applied Medical Science
Position: PhD Student, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
Email: [email protected]

Ms Madiha Yunus

BS (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

Position: PhD Student, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney

Email: [email protected]

Mr Josef Gillson

BSc (Pharmacology) USYD, Grad Dip (Pathology) USYD

Position: PhD Student, Medicine & Health, University of Sydney

Email: [email protected]

Mrs Yomna Saleh AbdElAziz

Bachelors of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medicine, Masters of Oral Pathology

Position: PhD Student, School of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Email: [email protected]

Mr Lionel Leck

Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons)

Position: PhD Student, School of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Email: [email protected]

Dr Lina Al-Akra

Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons, I), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Position: PhD Student, School of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Email: [email protected]

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Mrs Elizabeth Millar

BSc (Hons)

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

Email: [email protected]

Ms Shihani Stoner

BSc, Postgrad Dip in Microbiology and Immunology, Masters of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Masters of Philosophy (Medicine)

Position: Facilities Officer – Pre-Clinical

Email: [email protected]

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 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

Dr Michael Rodriguez

BSc(Med) MBBS (Hons I), FRCPA

Appointment:Consultant Neuropathologist

Email: [email protected]

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