*Seminar Series: QIMR Berghofer
*Location: Auditorium, Level 6, Bancroft Building
*Date: 01/08/2017
*Time: 13:00

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*Title of talk: Mapping cells in the mammary gland to understand breast cancer
*Speaker's name: Professor Jane Visvader
*Speaker's organisation: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Speaker's city/state/country: Victoria
Talk Abstract: Mapping cells in the mammary gland to understand breast cancer
Speaker's bio: Prof. Visvader completed her PhD with the University of Adelaide, and postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute, San Diego, and the Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston. In 1998, she transitioned to mammary gland development and breast cancer, as a Group Leader at WEHI. Her team has made important discoveries in the field, including the: (1) prospective isolation of mouse and human mammary stem cells; (2) identification of luminal progenitors as the 'cell of origin' in BRCA1 mutation carriers; (3) discovery that mammary stem cells are sensitive to steroid hormones; (4) in vivo tracking of mammary stem and progenitor cells and (5) demonstration of the efficacy of patient-derived xenograft models as preclinical models for testing new therapeutic drug combinations in breast cancer. Current efforts are directed towards understanding molecular heterogeneity in normal and cancerous tissue and identifying pathways that modulate their activity. She was awarded a NHMRC Australia Fellowship in 2011, and elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2012.

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