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Biographical entry Kavallaris, Maria

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Medical scientist and Molecular biologist

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Maria Kavallaris is a medical scientist who has made significant advances in molecular and cellular biology, defining mechanisms for drug resistance and tumour aggressiveness in cancer, and using nanotechnology to develop new classes of therapeutics and diagnostics. After postdoctoral research on resistance to taxol undertaken in the United States, Kavallaris established the research group at the Children's Cancer Institute in Sydney. She has received numerous awards for her research. Kavallaris is the Head of the Tumour Biology and Targeting at the Institute and the founding Director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at the University of New South Wales.

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1988
Education - BAppSc, University of Technology Sydney
1994
Education - PhD, University of New South Wales
1996
Career position - International Agency for Research on Cancer, Cancer Research Training Fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, U.S.A.
2002
Award - Children's Cancer Institute Australia Award for Outstanding Service in Pursuit of the Institute's Vision
2004
Award - Young Tall Poppy Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science
2004 - 2008
Award - R. D. Wright Career Development Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2007
Career position - President, Australian Society for Medical Research
2007
Award - Eureka Prize for Voiceless Research which Replaces the Use of Animals or Animal Products (joint), Australian Museum
2009 - 2013
Award - Senior Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2009 - 2014
Career position - Member, Advisory Group, Australian Society for Medical Research
2014 - 2018
Award - Established Career Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2015 -
Career position - Member, Research Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council
2016 -
Award - Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
2017
Award - New South Wales Premier's Prize for Science and Engineering - Leadership in Innovation
2017 - 2021
Award - Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council
2019
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine, and to medical research, in the field of childhood and adult cancers
2019
Award - Lemberg Medal and Oration, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology

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