Professor Bruce Gregory Robinson AM
Professor Robinson is an Endocrinologist and has been Head of the Molecular Genetics Unit, (now Cancer Genetics Unit) at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital since 1989.
His research has focused on identifying the genetic causes contributing to the formation of tumours in endocrine glands such as the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary. Initially this commenced with identification of mutations in genes causing hereditary endocrine syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, and subsequently hyperparathyroidism jaw tumour syndrome and the hereditary phaeochromocytoma/paraganglioma syndromes.
He recently formed the International SDH Consortium gathering families from around the world to define the relationships between phaeochromocytoma / paraganglioma and the SDH genes. In addition his lab has characterised mutations and their consequences in sporadic tumours of the thyroid adrenal and recently in brain tumours.
Since 2001 he has been the Chairman of Hoc Mai, the University of Sydney's Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation. He has supervised 25 PhD students.