Dr Caroline Ford

Dr Caroline Ford

Field of research: Cancer Cell Biology
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Cancer and Related Disorders, Women's Health

Dr Caroline Ford is a cancer researcher within the School of Women's and Children's Health at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre. After completing her PhD at UNSW on the topic of oncogenic viruses, Dr Ford undertook two international postdoctoral appointments in cancer research. Her first postdoctoral research appointment was at the University of Toronto, Canada and the second appointment was at Lund University, Sweden. She returned to UNSW in late 2009 funded by an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship...

Dr Caroline Ford is a cancer researcher within the School of Women's and Children's Health at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre. After completing her PhD at UNSW on the topic of oncogenic viruses, Dr Ford undertook two international postdoctoral appointments in cancer research. Her first postdoctoral research appointment was at the University of Toronto, Canada and the second appointment was at Lund University, Sweden. She returned to UNSW in late 2009 funded by an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship and established the Metastasis Research group within the Adult Cancer Program.

Dr Ford is also an experienced university lecturer, convening courses on medical research, cancer pathology and personalised medicine, including Australia's first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Personalised Medicine. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in University Learning & Teaching, and is passionate about science communication and enhancing the health literacy of the wider community.

The overall aim of the Metastasis Research group is to understand the key processes in epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer metastasis, in order to identify targets for novel therapies. This group focuses on an important signalling pathway involved in metastasis, the Wnt signalling pathway. They are particularly interested in investigating the regulation of a number of key proteins involved in this pathway, and understanding their role in the context of ovarian, endometrial and breast cancer.

Keywords: metastasis, Wnt, EMT, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, ROR1, ROR2, MOOC

Location

Adult Cancer Program
School of Women's and Children's Health
Lowy Cancer Research Centre

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