Our Scientists

Ursula R Kees PhD (Head of Division)

  • Adjunct Professor University of Western Australia
  • Consultant, Department Haematology/Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc)
  • Project: Children’s leukaemia and cancer

Alex H Beesley, PhD

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, UWA; CLCRF Research Fellow
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc)
  • Project: Targeting therapy and disease outcomes in paediatric cancer

Mark Cruickshank, PhD

  • Senior Research Officer; Research Fellow
  • Funding: Woolworths Fellowship via the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc)

Nicholas Gottardo, MB ChB FRACP (Paeds.) PhD

  • John Lillie Fellow
  • Funding: John Lillie Research Fellowship
  • Project: Development of a mouse ependymoma model

Raelene Endersby, PhD

  • John Lillie Fellow
  • Funding: John Lillie Research Fellowship
  • Project: Preclinical assessment of novel therapies for paediatric brain tumours

Wayne K Greene, PhD

  • Senior Lecturer Murdoch University
  • Funding: Murdoch University
  • Project: The role of ALDH1A retinoic acid-synthesizing enzymes in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Jette Ford, BApplSc, Grad Dip Comp,

  • Research Officer
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc)
  • Project: Molecular genetics of childhood leukaemia

Amy Samuels, PhD

  • Research Officer
  • Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Project: Targeting drug-resistance in paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Meegan Howlett, PhD.

  • Senior Research Officer
  • Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Project: The role of CTGF in the pathobiology of lymphoid tumours and response to therapy

Laurence Cheung, PhD

  • Research Officer
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc)
  • Project: The role of CTGF in the pathobiology of lymphoid tumours and response to therapy

Jacqueline McGlade, PhD

  • Research officer
  • Funding: Elliot Parish Fellowship in Cancer Research
  • Project: Development of novel medulloblastoma mouse models to characterise efficacy and neurotoxocity of new therapies

Jasmin Heng, BSc (Hons)

  • Research Assistant
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
  • Project: Therapy and molecular genetics of leukaemia in infants.

Joyce Oommen, BSc (Hons)

  • Research Assistant
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
  • Project: Finding the most effective therapies for Midline Carcinoma

Anja Stirnweiss, PhD

  • Research Officer
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
  • Project: Morpholino therapy for Childhood Cancer

Sajla Singh BSc (Hons)

  • Research Assistant
  • Funding: The Kids Cancer Project, NSW, Australia.
  • Project: Improving the treatment for infants with leukaemia

Heloise Haase BSc (Hons)

  • Research Assistant
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
  • Project: The role of CTGF in the pathobiology of lymphoid tumours and response to therapy

Hilary Hii, BSc (Hons)

  • Research Assistant
  • Funding: John Lillie Research Fellowship (Gottardo)
  • Project: Development of improved therapeutic regimens for medulloblastoma using preclinical models

Alex Gout, PhD

  • Research Officer
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
  • Project: Therapy and molecular genetics of leukaemia in infants.

Mani Kuchibhotla MSc

  • Research Assistant
  • Funding: Telethon Adventurers
  • Project: Pre-clinical mouse models of paediatric brain tumours

Stewart Cattach

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Funding: Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.)
  • Project: Children’s leukaemia and cancer