Sunlight and Cancer Group

PLEASE NOTE THIS LAB IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING SET UP - INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS IT BECOMES FINALISED.

Skin cancer is highly prevalent in Australia, with two in three people being diagnosed by the age of 70. While non-melanoma skin cancers are more common, melanoma is responsible for the majority of deaths related to skin cancer.

Projects in this laboratory involve the investigation of the molecular mechanisms of ultraviolet radiation-induced skin carcinogenesis, as well as inhibition of the growth and metastasis of melanoma. Interests outside of skin cancer include investigation of cell signaling pathways in cancer, with an emphasis on identification and targeting of tumour suppressor genes.

Techniques include but are not limited to cell culture, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, RT-PCR, in vivo studies and simulation of ultraviolet radiation.