Dr Kieran Harvey
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Kieran and his team investigate the mechanism by which the organ size is controlled during development. Key roles in characterising a key determinant of organ size the Salvador-Warts-Hippo (SWH) pathways. The SWH pathways restrict organ size by stimulating apoptosis, and by restricting cells from growing and dividing excessively.
He has rapidly and effectively made the transition from postdoctoral fellow to principal investigator of he own independent research program and has already made an enormous impact on the work being undertaken across the research division at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.