Jane Visvader, PhD
Associate Professor Jane Visvader is Joint Head of the Division of Stem Cells and Cancer at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, where she heads the Breast Cancer Laboratory (1998).
Dr. Visvader carried out her PhD studies in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Adelaide, and held subsequent positions as a postdoctoral fellow and Research Associate at the Salk Institute and the Childrens' Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Dr. Visvader serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cancer Council Victoria and the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
She is a Senior Editor for Cancer Research and member of the Editorial Boards for Cell Stem Cell, Molecular Oncology and Breast Cancer Research.
has been awarded an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship and the Glaxo
Smith Klein prize for Excellence in Research in 2008.
laboratory focuses on understanding the epithelial hierarchy in normal and cancerous breast tissue, as well as genes important for regulating mammary development.
Important contributions that her
group has made to the breast cancer field have been the prospective identification and isolation of the mammary stem cell in both mouse and human.