IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Diagnostics and therapeutics
Role:Leadership group
Level:IHMRI Senior Fellow

Research focus

  • Cell and molecular biology of cancer
  • Anti-cancer/anti-inflammation drug development
  • Proteostasis

Research projects

Publications and funding


  • Member of Editorial board of Current Drug Targets journal (ISSN: 1873-5592)
  • The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • International Society of Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis
  • Metastasis Research Society
  • International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Other roles

CONCERT Deputy Director (T1/T2 Flagship)

Funded by CINSW with contributions from UNSW, WSU, UOW, ISLHD and Ingham Institute


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IHMRI research team

Research fellows

Dr Benjamin Buckley T: +61 2 4221 3947 | E: bbuckley@uow.edu.au

Research assistants

Elahe Minaei T: +61 2 4221 5427 | E: eminaei@uow.edu.au
Karen Fildes T: +61 2 44291527 | E: kfildes@uow.edu.au

PhD candidates

Dr Daniel Brungs Biomarkers and Systemic Treatment in Gastrointestinal Cancers
Dr Bruce Ashford Molecular and genetic analysis of metastatic cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
Jay Perry Skin Deep: Understanding the Biology of Metatastic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Umar Ali Biochemical, cell biology and pharmacological evaluation of novel 6-substituted amiloride and 6-substituted hexamethyleneamiloride (HMA) derivatives as new agents for breast cancer
Jordan Cater Investigation of the Activities of Pregnancy Zone Protein (PZP) and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type-2 (PAI-2)