Our People

Meet our academic, research and professional staff and students.

  • DRMCRL Director

    Professor Wayne Tilley

    Professor Wayne Tilley

    Director

    Professor Wayne Tilley is the founding Director of the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories. His research career has spanned more than 30 years in Australia, the USA and the UK, and has led to international acclaim as a world expert in the field of hormonal carcinogenesis.

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  • DRMCRL academics

    Associate Professor Theresa Hickey

    Associate Professor Theresa Hickey

    Head, Breast Cancer Research Group
    National Breast Cancer Foundation Research Fellow

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    Dr Amy Dwyer

    Dr Amy Dwyer

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

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    Dr Stephen Pederson

    Dr Stephen Pederson

    Post-Doctoral Bioinformatician

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    Associate Professor Luke Selth

    Associate Professor Luke Selth

    Adjunct Associate Professor

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    Prof Richard Iggo

    Professor Richard Iggo

    Visiting Professor

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    Prof Jason Carroll

    Professor Jason Carroll

    Research Collaborator

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    Dr Steve Birrell

    Dr Steve Birrell

    Senior Clinical Research Affiliate

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  • DRMCRL research team

    Zoya Kikhtyak

    Zoya Kikhtyak

    Research Assistant

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    Geri Laven-Law

    Geri Laven-Law

    Research Assistant

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    Marie Pickering

    Marie Pickering 

    Research Assistant

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  • Collaborators and affiliates

    National collaborators & affiliates

    Assoc Prof Elgene Lim, MD PhD - Garvan Institute for Medical Research
    Prof Gail Risbridger, PhD - Monash University
    Prof Lisa Butler, PhD - SAHMRI / University of Adelaide
    Assoc Prof Renee Taylor, PhD - Monash University
    Prof Susan Clark, PhD - Garvan Institute for Medical Research
    Assoc Prof Alex Swarbrick, PhD - Garvan Institute for Medical Research
    Assoc Prof Kaylene Simpson, PhD - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    Assoc Prof Melissa Davis, PhD - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
    Dr Liz Caldon, PhD - Garvan Institute for Medical Research

    Key clinical affiliates

    Dr Francis Parnis, MD - Adelaide Cancer Centre
    Dr Chris Hocking, MD - Adelaide Cancer Centre
    Assoc Prof Wendy Raymond, MD PhD - Flinders Medical Centre
    Prof Gary Wittert, MD PhD - SAHMRI / University of Adelaide
    Dr Peter Shin, MD - Burnside Hospital
    Dr Nicola Dean, MD PhD - Flinders Medical Centre

    International collaborators & affiliates

    Prof Jason Carroll, PhD - CRUK Cambridge, UK
    Assoc Prof Felix Feng, PhD - UC San Francisco, USA
    Prof Carlo Palmieri, MD PhD - University of Liverpool, UK
    Prof Chris Sweeney, MD PhD - Dana Farber / Harvard Cancer Centre, USA
    Prof Wilbert Zwart, PhD - Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
    Prof Geoff Greene, PhD - University of Chicago, USA
    Prof Patricia Elizalde, PhD - IBYME, Argentina
    Prof Charlotte Bevan, PhD - Imperial College London, UK
    Prof Karen Knudsen,  MD PhD - Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, USA
    Prof Ganesh Raj, MD PhD - UT Southwestern, USA
    Assoc Prof Carol Sartorius, PhD - UC Denver, USA

  • DRMCRL students

    Danielle Fang

    Danielle Fang

    PhD Student

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    Wenjun Nora Liu

    Wenjun Nora Liu

    PhD Student

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    Alex Pace

    Alex Pace

    PhD Student

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  • DRMCRL research administration

    Dr Elizabeth Kuczek

    Dr Elizabeth Kuczek

    Research Manager

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    Marie Pickering

    Marie Pickering

    Purchasing Officer / Travel Arranger

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  • Former DRMCRL members

    Postdoctoral research fellows

    Dr Jean Winter
    Dr Iza Denis
    Dr Esmaeil Ebrahimie
    Dr Mostafiz Rahman
    Dr Isabel Coutinho
    Dr Gerard Tarulli
    Dr Steve Paltoglou
    Dr Natasha McInnes
    Dr Lisa Philp
    Assoc Prof Dr Luke Selth
    Dr Nicole Moore
    Dr Tanya Day
    Dr Margaret Centenera
    Dr Grant Buchanan
    Dr Tanja Karasoulos
    Assoc Prof Theresa Hickey
    Dr Jeff Barrett
    Dr Tina Bianco-Miotto
    Dr Andrew Sakko
    Dr Carmela Ricciardelli
    Prof Lisa Butler
    Dr Ben Davidson
    Dr Cathy Choong
    Dr Petra Neufing
    Dr Rosemary Hall
    Dr Jacky Bentel

     

    Surgical and physician fellows (research training)

    Dr Paul Hollington (Surgical)
    Dr James Roberts (Physician)
    Dr Sylvia Lim-Tio (Physician)
    Dr Stephen Birrell (Surgical)
    Dr James Aspinall (Surgical)

     

    Completed PhD students (since 2004)

    Dr Mohammadreza Alizadeh Ghodsi
    Dr Ebtihal Hashem Mustafa
    Dr Leila Hosseinzadeh
    Dr Raj Shrestha Kumar
    Dr Rayzel Candida Fernandes
    Dr Rajdeep Das
    Dr Shalini Jindal
    Dr Gelareh Farshid
    Dr Astrud Tuck
    Dr Aleksandra Ochnik
    Dr Andrew Trotta
    Dr Miriam Butler
    Dr Kate Simms
    Dr Sarah Carter
    Dr Karen Huiqin Chiam
    Dr Margaret Centenera
    Dr Amelia Peters
    Dr Eleanor Need
    Dr Deborah Marrocco
    Dr Supaporn Suwiwat
    Dr Nicole Moore