Researcher

Dr Kevin Ni

My Expertise

Medical Research, Oncology, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Extracellular Vesicles, Research Ethics

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Cancer Cell Biology, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Cancer Diagnosis, Biological and Medical Chemistry, Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Protein Targeting and Signal Transduction, Medical and Health Sciences, Cancer Diagnosis

Biography

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

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 he was awarded Prostate and Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarships from 2012-2015, and Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad Award...view more

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

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 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 had more than 40 publications in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals which have attracted more than 1,900 citations with an h-index of 22. His research interests include extracellular vesicles, biomarker discovery, therapeutic resistance, radiation oncology on prostate, breast and bladder cancers.

Dr Ni serves as a Member/Scientific Reviewer of Human Research Ethics Committee, SESLHD; Work Health & Safety committee, STGCL; Peer-Review Working Committee for NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships and e-Asia joint program, and has been an executive committee member of the Australian Association for Chinese Biomedical Scientists since 2012, a member of American Association for Cancer Research, European Association for Cancer Research and European Society of Medical Oncology.

Dr Ni's editorial responsibilities include an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Oncology (IF:6.244) & Frontiers in Cell Developmental Biology (IF:6.684); Editorial Board Member of Journal of Extracellular Vesicles (IF:25.841); and peer-reviewer for BMC Cancer, Cancer Letters, Molecular Oncology, ESMO Open etc.

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


My Grants

  • CIA: A novel liquid biopsy assay of blood exosomal microRNA profiles to improve prostate cancer diagnosis. St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, A$46,000, 2021-2022;
  • AI: Combining nanoplasmonic profiling with machine learning for non-invasive early detection of ovarian cancer using plasma exosomes, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (GA-2019-13), A$134,026, 2020-2021.

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

  • identification of biomarkers in liquid biopsy (exosomes) on early detection and prognostic evaluation of prostate cancer patients;
  • proteomic and transcriptomic identification of novel biomarkers to predict radio-resistance in cancers;
  • investigation of the mechanisms of cancer progression, metastasis and therapeutic resistance associated with tumour microenvironment and cancer stem cells;
  • clinicopathologic and biomarker predictors for bladder cancer diagnosis, prognosis and surveillance.

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 students (2x)
  • ILP/Hons students (3x to completion)
  • Visiting research fellows

My Engagement

https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5759719/scientists-pave-the-way-forward-with-medical-research/

St George Hospital cancer researchers work to advance benefits for patients through early detection

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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