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Mackenzie Cancer Research Group Postgraduate Alumni

2020

Student: Dr Rebekah Crake
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: Local and systemic effects of adipocyte-secreted factors in breast cancer 
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Professor Bridget Robinson, Dr Matthew Strother


Student: Dr Arthur Morley-Bunker
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: Scoping for RNA biomarkers of colorectal cancer
Supervisors: Associate Professor Logan Walker, Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Associate Professor John Pearson, Dr Tim Eglinton

2018

Student: Dr Christina Wohlrab
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: The role of ascorbate in controlling hypoxia factors in renal cell carcinoma 
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Professor Margreet Vissers and Professor Bridget Robinson

2017

Student: Dr Vanessa Lattimore
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: Genetic variation and mRNA splicing in familial breast cancer genes
Supervisors: Associate Professor Logan Walker, Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Professor Bridget Robinson, Associate Professor John Pearson

2015

Student: Dr Lizzie Campbell
Degree: PhD 
Thesis title: Regulation of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-Mediated Tumour Growth by Ascorbate
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Professor Bridget Robinson, Professor Margreet Vissers


Student: Dr Tony Rahman
Degree: PhD 
Thesis title: Venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer undertaking chemotherapy
Supervisors: Professor Bridget Robinson, Dr Mark Smith

2013

Student: Dr Caroline Kuiper
Degree: PhD 
Thesis title: The role of ascorbate in the regulation of HIF-1 in cancer cells
Supervisors: Professor Margreet Vissers, Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Associate Professor Margaret Currie


Student: Dr Peta Taylor
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: Dysfunctional HDL-cholesterol: a potential link between high levels of HDL-cholesterol and cardiovascular disease?
Supervisors: Dr Russell Scott, Dr Jinny Willis, Professor Peter George, Dr Sarah Gunningham

2011

Student: Dr Ekaterina Wolkova
Degree: PhD 
Thesis title: The link between obesity, colorectal cancer progression and tumour angiogenesis
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Dr Jinny Willis, Professor Bridget Robinson

2010

Student: Dr Michelle Hunt
Degree: PhD 
Thesis title: Vessel directed enzyme prodrug therapy for cancer
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Professor Bridget Robinson


Student: Dr Katarzyna Mackenzie
Degree: PhD 
Thesis title: Why are skin cancers more aggressive in renal transplant recipients?
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Dr Barry Hock, Professor Bridget Robinson, Mr Jeremy Simcock, Dr Justin Roake

2008

Student: Dr So Young Moon
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: Identification of genetic aberrations in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia using array CGH
Supervisors: Dr Peter Ganly, Associate Professor Margaret Currie


Student: Dr Sarah Gunningham
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: The role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors and their receptors in breast and colorectal tumour angiogenesis
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Professor Bridget Robinson, Professor Vicky Cameron, Dr Stephen Fox

2007

Student: Dr Logan Walker
Degree: PhD
Thesis title: Genetic aberrations in breast cancer
Supervisors: Professor Bridget Robinson and Associate Professor Christine Morris

2020

Student: Jess Permain
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Bacterial lipopolysaccharide and immune activation in colorectal cancer 
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Purcell and Associate Professor Logan Walker

2019

Student: Jaya Montecillo
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Gene modification of breast cancer cells for cancer imaging 
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs

2018

Student: Eleanor Burgess
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Can vitamin C reduce metastases in a mouse model of breast cancer?
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs


Student: Isabelle Chai
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Copy number variants and familial breast and ovarian cancer risk
Supervisors: Associate Professor Logan Walker and Dr Vanessa Lattimore

2017

Student: Leah Butt
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Measuring markers of immune response in patients treated with Nivolumab (Opdivo) or Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie

2016

Student: Linda Buss
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: The influence of exercise and hyperlipidaemia on breast cancer
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Professor Margreet Vissers

2015

Student: Rebekah Crake
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Obesity and breast cancer development
Supervisors: Associate Professor Logan Walker, Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Dr Elisabeth Phillips


Student: Morgan Jones
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Does fat provide energy for breast cancer cell invasion and metastasis?
Suypervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Dr Elisabeth Phillips


Student: Anishah Mandani
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Development of a breast cancer ApoE/ArKO mouse model
Supervisors: Associate Profesor Gabi Dachs, Associate Professor Margaret Currie

2013

Student: Teresa Flett
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Gene transfer to restore vitamin C synthesis in human cell line
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Professor Margreet Vissers


Student: Zac Gerring
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Evaluating molecular markers of breast tumour progression
Supervisors: Associate Professor Logan Walker, Dr Gavin Harris


Student: Annika Seddon
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Immune Suppression and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Tumour Biology
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie

2010

Student: Anna Van Pomeren
Degree: BBiomedSc(Hons)
Thesis title: Myeloid-derived suppressor cells and tumour angiogenesis
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Dr Barry Hock

2019

Student: Mohini Puri
Degree: MSc
Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Currie

2013

Student: Nicole Coufal
Degree: MSc
Suypervisors: Associate Professor Logan Walker, Professor Tony Merriman

2012

Student: Gemma Moir-Meyer
Degree: MSc
Supervisors: Associate Professor Logan Walker, Dr Felicity Lose

2008

Student: Maiko Kano
Degree: BMedSc 
Supervisors: Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Professor Bridget Robinson