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Prof

Jerry Adams

Honorary
Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)
Molecular Biology
Drug Discovery
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
mice
biochemistry & molecular biology
cell biology
apoptosis
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Prof

Jerry Adams

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Genetic basis of cancer and cell death control
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Prof

Jerry Adams

 

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Lab focus: Genetic basis of cancer and cell death control

Impaired cell death is now recognised as an important step towards cancer, and a major barrier to effective anti-cancer therapy. Our team's discoveries on apoptosis have galvanised the search for drugs that directly engage the cell’s apoptotic machinery, as a new way to treat cancer.

One such drug has been approved for an aggressive form of leukaemia and is under trial for many other malignancies.

One major goal of our research is to determine how drugs that promote cell death can be used most effectively to improve cancer treatment. We also aim to clarify further how apoptosis is controlled and how the control goes awry in cancer.

Our primary focus is better understanding of cell death mechanisms, which should expedite the search for better ways to control cell death to improve therapy.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

Macfarlane Burnet Lecture and Medal, Australian Academy of Science

2014

FAACR - Fellow of the Academy of the American Association for Cancer Research


2004

FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society


1986

FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Education

Education


Bachelor of Science

Institution not known

Doctor of Philosophy

Harvard University

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