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Centre Head

Associate Professor Ron Firestein

Research Group Heads

Associate Professor Elizabeth Algar
Dr Jason Cain
Associate Professor Colin Clyne
Dr Daniel Gough, NHMRC Career Development Fellow
Dr George Grigoriadis, VCA Fellow
Professor Terry Johns
Dr Anthony Sadler
Dr Andrew Stephens, OCRF Research Fellow
Professor Bryan Williams

Distinguished Scientist

Professor Alan Trounson

Research Fellows

Dr Reidun Aesoey
Dr Sylvia Mahara
Dr Afsar Ahmed, Ron Evans Cancer Research Fellow
Dr Maree Bilandzic
Dr Yiqian Chen
Dr Daniel Garama
Dr Sara Khan, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation Fellow
Dr Claire McCoy
Dr Chantal Nde
Dr Adam Rainczuk, OCRF Witchery Research Fellow
Dr Anette Szczepny
Dr Christine White
Dr Howard Yim
Dr Dakang Xu
Dr Kieren Marini
Dr Thierry Jarde
Dr Sameer Greenall
Dr Nirukshi Samarajeewa
Dr Sarah To
Dr Wishva Herath
Dr Dhanya Sooraj

Administrative Support

Kate Mackin (EA to Professor Bryan Williams)
Stephanie Forman (PA to Associate Professor Ron Firestein)

Clinical Associates

Associate Professor Elizabeth Algar
Dr Vinod Ganju
Dr Janelle Jones, Australia & New Zealand Children’s Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)
Dr Ben Markman, VCA Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Alam Muhammad
Robyn Strong, Australia & New Zealand Children’s Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)
Dr Joanne Lundy
Dr Beena Kumar
Zdenka Prodanovic
Dr David Pook
Dr Michael Franco
Dr Shakher Ramdave
Cheryl-Ann Hawkins (MHTP Clinical Trials Unit)
Beena Kumar (MHTP Clinical Trials Unit)
Associate Professor Jake Shortt
Dr Arun Azad

Research Associates

Professor Neil Watkins
Dr Kevin Knower
Dr Michelle Martin

Laboratory Manager

Dr Aneta Strzelecki

Research Support Staff

Dr Frances Cribbin (Scientific Writer)
Dr Davina Dadley-Moore (Scientific Writer)
Nadine Duffield, OCRF Research Assistant
Nicole Fairweather, OCRF Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Rhiannon Dudley, OCRF Research Nurse
Dr Sam Jayasekara
Vijesh Vaghjianii
Ming Yee Makanji
Kai Ying Soo

PhD Students

Dean Popovski
Catherine Cochrane
Charlotte Chen
Aleks Guanzino
Jasmine Chen
Chamira Fernando
Justin Ayres
Shahla Vilcassim
Mohammed Alasseiri
Heba Zahid
Amy Wilson
Victoria Lyons
Tina Zhou

Honours Students

Heidi Fettke
Samad Raza
Laura Moffitt
Nick Johnson
Timothy Sikora