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Professor Patrick Humbert NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Biochemistry

Following a successful PhD studying the role of transcription factors in immune cells at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (Melbourne, Australia), Patrick undertook postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Boston, USA) where he made seminal contributions to understanding the transcriptional control of tumour cell proliferation. In 2000, Patrick returned to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne, Australia) where he set up his own independent research laboratory with a major focus on the study of the genetic program that governs the asymmetry of cells and how this in turns regulates stem cell function, the architecture of organs, and cancer progression and metastasis. In 2001, Patrick was awarded a Special Fellowship from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. He has since been a multiple recipient of Career Development Fellowships, has had continuous federal, national and international funding for his laboratory's research program, and is currently a Senior Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

In June 2016, Patrick moved his laboratory to the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Sciences (LIMS) at La Trobe University where he is now Professor of Cancer Biology and co-Head of the Cancer theme.

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