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Dr

Keefe Chan

Honorary
The Sir Peter Maccallum Department Of Oncology
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
cell biology
animals
oncology
melanoma
female
biochemistry & molecular biology
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Dr

Keefe Chan

 
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Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Dr

Keefe Chan

 

Dr. Chan obtained his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Wisconsin (USA) investigating the interplay between the intracellular calcium-dependent protease Calpain 2 and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in cell migration and invasion. In 2010, he joined the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of North Carolina as a Postdoctoral Researcher where he examined how LKB1, the master regulator of AMP-dependent kinase (AMPK), suppresses melanoma metastasis.

Since 2014 he has been a Research Officer in the Cancer Signalling Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, redirecting his research interests toward understanding cancer development, with a particular focus on oncogene- and therapy-induced senescence as powerful tumour-suppressive mechanisms. He is currently exploring how therapy-induced senescence contributes to tumour dormancy in high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC), the most common and deadliest subtype of ovarian cancer. He is also investigating ways to therapeutically target senescent HGSC cells, which have the potential to re-emerge and cause disease recurrence. Dr Chan employs high-throughput screening, RNA sequencing, cell and molecular biology as his primary research techniques.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Honorary

The Sir Peter Maccallum Department Of Oncology

Education


Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering

Berkeley