Development and Cancer

Development and Cancer

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Researchers from the Development and Cancer division investigate mechanisms regulating cell growth and differentiation in normal embryonic development and in cancer.
The molecular mechanisms underlying the rapid, but regulated, growth of cells during embryonic development are frequently deregulated in cancer. Our researchers aim to identify potential new targets for cancer therapies by better understanding these mechanisms.

Health impact

Cancers: bowel cancer, lung cancer, leukaemia, lymphoma, stomach cancer, blood cancer, gastric cancer

Immune disorders: inflammatory bowel disease

Other areas: congenital diseases, epigenetics, eye diseases, regenerative medicine, vascular diseases

Division news

Division head

Associate Professor Anne Voss

Lab heads

Dr Leigh Coultas

Associate Professor Joan Heath

Associate Professor Tim Thomas

Division coordinator

Dr Tanya de Jong-Curtain