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Professor Melissa Brown

Professor Melissa Brown
Professor Melissa Brown completed her PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne in 1993, on the structure and regulation of genes in human leukaemia. She then undertook postdoctoral training at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) in London, funded firstly by an EMBO and then by an ICRF postdoctoral fellowship, working on the isolation and characterisation of the first breast cancer susceptibility gene.
 
Professor Brown joined The University of Queensland in 2000 as a Lecturer and is now a Professor in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She has also held positions as Research Director at the UQ Diamantina Institute, Head of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and Sabbatical visitor at The University of Oxford, and has served on the Advisory Boards of multiple research centres and institutes.
 
The focus of her research continues to be cancer genetics, in particular the identification of genetic variants that are associated with breast cancer susceptibility and that can be used to predict breast cancer outcome.

 

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