The focus of our research is concerned with the biology of the skin and its functions in response to UV exposure and wound repair.
The main aspects to the research undertaken by the members of this group involve studying the effect of UV radiation on cell signalling pathways, the activation of metalloproteases and that of the molecules they cleave, and the effect antioxidants may play in cancer growth and in wound repair.
We are also interested in investigating the effect metal nanoparticle sunscreens have on cellular function.
We have current research projects aimed at understanding the roles of hypoxia signalling and apoptosis pathways in wound repair, as well as studies on novel growth factor signalling in wound healing and studies on the role of connective tissue stromal cells in liver cancer and renal disease. We also have a number of projects investigating the effect of sunlight on skin cell function and how these may be involved in the development of skin cancer.
- Associate Professor Terry Piva - Research Leader, Skin Cancer
- Associate Professor Ian Darby - Research Leader, Tissue Repair
- Associate Professor Paul Wright
- Dr Dodie Pouniotis
- Professor Turney, Green Chemistry, Monash University
- Associate Professor Nick Saunders, Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland
- Dr Glen Boyle, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
- Professor Helena Teede, Jean Hailes Foundation, Monash University
- Alaa Banjar
- Genia Burchall
- Griffin D’Costa
- Evan Read
Why not join us?
All enquiries about joining us as Honours and Postgraduate students in the area of skin biology and cancer should be directed to Terry Piva.
All enquiries about joining us as Honours and Postgraduate students in the area of tissue repair should be directed to Ian Darby.