Jane Visvader

Jane E. Visvader

Division Head at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

General Information

Education

BSc  - 

PhD  - 

PhD studies  - Department of Biochemistry , University of Adelaide

Affiliations

Board Member  - Cancer Council Victoria

Adjudicator  - Centenary Institute

Affiliate Investigator  - Stem Cells Australia

Professorial Fellow  - The University of Melbourne

Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cancer Council Victoria  - National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc

Board of Trustees Member  - Gordon Research Conferences incorporated

Fellow  - Australian Academy of Science

Founder  - The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate  - Children's Hospital Boston

Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate  - Salk Institute

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Professor Jane Visvader
Jane Visvader is Joint Head of the Division of Stem Cells and Cancer and the Breast Cancer Laboratory at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. She carried out PhD studies in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Adelaide, and held subsequent positions as a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute, San Diego, and Research Associate/Instructor at the Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston. In 1998, she made a transition to mammary gland development and breast cancer, with her appointment to the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium as a Group Leader, based at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Important contributions that her group has made to the mammary gland field include the prospective isolation of both mouse and human mammary stem cells and the identification of luminal progenitors as the 'cell of origin' in BRCA1 mutation carriers.

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Professor Jane Visvader
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research Jane Visvader is Joint Head of the Division of Stem Cells and Cancer and the Breast Cancer Laboratory at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. She carried out PhD studies in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Adelaide, and held subsequent positions as a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute, San Diego, and Research Associate and Instructor at the Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston. In 1998, she was appointed to the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium as a group leader in the area of mammary gland development and cancer. Her laboratory focuses on understanding the epithelial hierarchy in normal and cancerous breast tissue, as well as identifying genes important for regulating mammary development.

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Professor Jane Visvader
Professor Jane Visvader is a scientist specialising in breast cancer research who works for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia. She is the joint head of the Breast Cancer Laboratory with Professor Geoff Lindeman. In 2008, Jane Visvader was a joint recipient of the GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence for outstanding contribution to Breast Cancer research. Professor Visvader was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2012Professor Visvader's most recent award is the 2014 Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal for Scientific Excellence in Biomedical & Health Sciences

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