IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Diagnostics and therapeutics
Role:Theme Leader / Affiliated Stakeholder Advisory Panel (ASAP)
Level:IHMRI Senior Fellow

Research focus

Senior Professor Marie Ranson (PhD USyd) has longstanding research interests in molecular biomarkers of cancer invasion and metastasis. In particular, she has made substantial contributions to the plasminogen activation system field in cancer as well as in inflammatory diseases. She has also successfully led and/or contributed IP to several drug development projects related, but not limited, to this field.

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 Jay Perry T: +61 2 4221 3947 | E: jayp@uow.edu.au

Research assistants

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

PhD candidates

Umar Ali Biochemical, cell biology and pharmacological evaluation of novel 6-substituted amiloride and 6-substituted hexamethyleneamiloride (HMA) derivatives as new agents for inflammatory disease
Jordan Cater Investigations of the roles of pregnancy zone protein (PZP) and plasminogen activator inhibitor type-2 (PAl-2) in extracellular proteostasis
Ashna Kumar Pharmacological profiling of amiloride analogues
Benjamin Genenger cSCC 3D cultures and drug profiling
Gary Tincknell Molecular and Clinical Biomarker assessment of gastric cancer
Emily Ryan Drug response profiling of metastatic cSCC