Dr Maria Kavallaris

Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research University of New South Wales

Maria is a cancer researcher with a national and international reputation in the field of drug resistance in cancer. Maria has established a highly successful research team focused on identifying the mechanisms of action and resistance to anticancer drugs. Her extensive research contributions include the identification of novel mechanisms of resistance to anticancer agents that target key proteins involved in cell division. A major aim of her research is to dissect key pathways involved in cancer therapeutic drug response, so that effective cancer treatments can be developed.

Maria has continued her research at CCIA and has been promoted to Associate Professor.