Professor Maria Kavallaris AM appointed to QIMR Berghofer Council

23 February 2023

QIMR Berghofer is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Maria Kavallaris AM as a member of The Council of The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (The Council).

Professor Kavallaris is a highly regarded scientific leader who is internationally recognised for her research in cancer biology and therapeutics. She is the Founding Director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at the UNSW, as well as Head of the Translational Cancer Nanomedicine Theme at the Children’s Cancer Institute.  

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM

QIMR Berghofer Council Chair, Professor Arun Sharma said Professor Kavallaris’ significant and highly relevant experience would be an asset to the Institute.

“Professor Kavallaris brings a wealth of experience gained from an outstanding career in medicine, and medical research. Her scientific leadership will be valuable during an exciting period for QIMR Berghofer and we look forward to welcoming her contributions,” Professor Sharma said.

Professor Kavallaris is Chair of the Australian Institute for Policy and Science, and a Life Member and past-President of the Australian Society for Medical Research.  She has contributed on numerous government funding panels including NHMRC Research Committee and the Medical Research Future Fund Stem Cell Therapies Advisory Committee, and serves on the NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Committee.

Her three year term is effective from the 9 February 2023.


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