Researcher

Dr Kevin Ni

My Expertise

Medical Research, Oncology, Tumour biology

Keywords

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Kevin Ni is a Scientific Officer in Cancer Services at St George Hospital SESLHD and Conjoint Lecturer in St George and Sutherland Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine.

Dr Ni obtained his BA and MBBS/MD degrees from China in 2011 and completed his PhD at UNSW Sydney in 2016. During his PhD candidature he was awarded Prostate and Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarships from 2012-2015, and Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad Award of...view more

Dr Kevin Ni is a Scientific Officer in Cancer Services at St George Hospital SESLHD and Conjoint Lecturer in St George and Sutherland Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine.

Dr Ni obtained his BA and MBBS/MD degrees from China in 2011 and completed his PhD at UNSW Sydney in 2016. During his PhD candidature he was awarded Prostate and Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarships from 2012-2015, and Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad Award of China in 2013. To date he has over 30 publications on peer-reviewed journals which have attracted more than 1,500 citations with an h-index of 16 and he constantly publishes in high-ranking journals including Theranostics, Prostate, Cancer Treatment Reviews and Cancer Metastasis Reviews.

Dr Ni serves as a member in the STGCL WHS committee, spokesperson for NHMRC e-Asia joint program, and has been an executive committee member of the Australian Association for Chinese Biomedical Scientists since 2011, a member of American Association for Cancer Research, European Association for Cancer Research and European Society of Medical Oncology.

Dr Ni is currently supervising and mentoring PhD students, ILP/Honours students and visiting research fellows.


My Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery;

Doctor of Medicine;

Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine.


My Awards

National Scholarship of Excellence, 2008;

Outstanding Graduate, 2011;

Prostate and Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarships, 2012-2015;

Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad Award of China, 2013;

Best oral presentation in Basic Science, 2nd Prize, St George and Sutherland Medical Research Symposium, 2016;

Travel grant award, European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2017 Congress, 2017;

Service Excellence Award, AACBS, 2018.


My Research Activities

Dr Ni's current research interests are 1) identification of biomarkers in liquid biopsy (exosomes) on early detection and prognostic evaluation of prostate cancer patients; 2) genomic, proteomic and miRomic identification of novel biomarkers to predict radio-resistance in cancers and find useful therapeutic targets; and 3) investigation of the mechanisms of cancer progression, metastasis and therapeutic resistance associated with tumour microenvironment and cancer stem cells.


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Supervising and co-supervising PhD and ILP/Honours students in areas of tumour biology, biomarker discovery, radiation oncology, prostate cancer, tumour metastasis, cancer stem cells and radio-/chemo-resistance. 


Currently supervising

PhD student (x2), ILP/Hons student (x3) and visiting research fellow


My Engagement

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Location

Level 2, Research and Education Centre, St George Hospital, 4-10 South Street, KOGARAH NSW 2217

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Contact

(02) 9113 4049