Our People

Meet our academic, research and professional staff and students.

  • DRMCRL Director

    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

    National Breast Cancer Foundation Research Fellow

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    Michael De Ieso

    Dr Michael De Ieso

    Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Wenjun Nora Liu

    Dr Wenjun Nora Liu

    Bioinformatician

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    Dr Steve Birrell

    Dr Steve Birrell

    Senior Clinical Research Affiliate

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    Thomas Milton

    Dr Thomas Milton

    Clinical Associate

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  • DRMCRL research team

    Marie Pickering

    Marie Pickering 

    Research Assistant

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    Zoya Kikhtyak

    Zoya Kikhtyak

    Research Assistant

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    Caroline Puiu

    Caroline Puiu

    Research Assistant

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    Dawn Thean

    Dawn Thean

    Research Assistant

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    Carly Brune

    Carly Brune

    Research Assistant

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    Tara Donnellan

    Tara Donnellan

    Research Assistant

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  • DRMCRL collaborators

    DRMCRL affiliates

    Prof Chris Sweeney, MD PhD - SAiGENCI / Dana Farber Cancer Centre, USA
    Assoc Prof Kaylene Simpson, PhD - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    Prof Melissa Davis, PhD - SAiGENCI
    Dr Kristen Feher, PhD - SAiGENCI
     

    National collaborators 

    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 Renea 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 Liz Caldon, PhD - Garvan Institute for Medical Research 
                                     

    Key clinical affiliates

    Dr John Bolt, MD - Royal Adelaide Hospital
    Dr Shalini Jindal, MD PhD - Western Diagnostic Pathology
    Assoc Prof Wendy Raymond, MD PhD - Flinders Medical Centre
    Prof Gary Wittert, MD PhD - SAHMRI / University of Adelaide
    Dr Nicola Dean, MD PhD - Flinders Medical Centre
     

    International collaborators

    Prof Jason Carroll, PhD - CRUK Cambridge, UK
    Prof Felix Feng, MD PhD - UC San Francisco, USA
    A/Prof Simon Knott, PhD - Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA                                              
    A/Prof Luke Gilbert, PhD - UC San Francisco, USA
    Prof Carlo Palmieri, MD PhD - University of Liverpool, UK
    Prof Carol Lange, PhD - University of Minnesota, USA
    Prof Wilbert Zwart, PhD - Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
    Prof Geof 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 - American Cancer Society, USA
    Prof Ganesh Raj, MD PhD - UT Southwestern, USA
    Prof Carol Sartorius, PhD - UC Denver, USA
    Prof Richard Iggo, MD PhD - University of Bordeaux, France
    Prof Alana Welm, PhD - University of Utah, USA
    Prof Malcolm Pike, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

  • DRMCRL students

    Alex Pace

    Alex Pace

    PhD Student

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    Maliha Wajahat

    Maliha Wajahat

    PhD Student

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    Manjit Rana

    Manjit Rana

    PhD Student

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    Dana Al Safadi

    Dana Al Safadi

    PhD Student

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    Ahmed Aldoghachi

    Ahmed Aldoghachi

    PhD Student

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    Reza Maleki

    Reza Maleki

    PhD Student

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    Maria Bettina Ramos Sablan

    Maria Bettina Ramos Sablan

    Honours Student

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  • DRMCRL research administration

    Marie Pickering

    Marie Pickering

    Purchasing Officer / Travel Arranger

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  • Former DRMCRL members

    Postdoctoral research fellows

    Dr Stephen Pederson
    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 Wenjun Nora Liu
    Dr Danielle Fang
    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