Clinician-scientists at the institute
The institute encourages, supports and continues to develop clinical collaborations with medical doctors at hospitals throughout Australia.
We have a number of highly skilled clinician-scientists at the institute who are helping to translate fundamental discoveries made at the institute into treatments that will benefit patients.
Through its clinical collaborations, the institute maintains strong links with Melbourne Health, Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, as well as other health facilities throughout Australia and internationally.
Our clinician-scientists are involved in more than 80 national and international clinical trials, and are able to directly link their research findings at the institute to their clinical practice.
The institute's clinician-scientists broadly work in the fields of cancer, chronic inflammatory disease and infectious disease.
View the profiles of our clinician-scientists to find out more about their work and why they got involved in research:
Breast cancers: Professor Geoff Lindeman
Ovarian cancers: Associate Professor Clare Scott, Valerie Heong (PhD student)
Pancreatic cancers: Dr Lara Lipton
Paediatric cancers: Associate Professor Paul Ekert, Dr Seong Lin Khaw
Colorectal cancers: Associate Professor Peter Gibbs, Dr Jayesh Desai, Dr Jeanne Tie, Dr Ben Tran
Chronic inflammatory disease
Rheumatoid arthritis: Professor Ian Wicks, Dr Simon Chatfield (PhD student), Dr Shereen Oon (PhD student)
Coeliac disease: Dr Jason Tye-Din
Urticaria: Dr Priscilla Auyeung (PhD student)
HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis: Dr Marc Pellegrini, Dr Somar Ojami (PhD student), Dr Maryam Rashidi (PhD student)