Professor Merlin Crossley

Professor Merlin Crossley

Field of research: Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Blood Disorders, Cancer and Related Disorders, Cardiovascular System and Diseases, Diabetes, Immune System and Allergy, Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)

Merlin Crossley completed his BSc degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in genetics and microbiology. He moved to Oxford University supported by a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue his doctorate, and then did post-doctoral research at Oxford and at Harvard Medical School. He returned to Australia in 1995 and held various positions at the University of Sydney, including Professor of Molecular Genetics 2005-9, Acting Dean of Science  2004, Director of Research for the College of...

Merlin Crossley completed his BSc degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in genetics and microbiology. He moved to Oxford University supported by a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue his doctorate, and then did post-doctoral research at Oxford and at Harvard Medical School. He returned to Australia in 1995 and held various positions at the University of Sydney, including Professor of Molecular Genetics 2005-9, Acting Dean of Science  2004, Director of Research for the College of Sciences and Technology 2005, and was Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research 2006-8.  At the end of 2009 he moved to UNSW to take up the position of Dean of Science.  He has received several awards for his work on gene control including the Australian Academy of Science's Gottschalk Medal, the Royal Society of NSW's Edgeworth David Medal, the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's Roche Medal, and the Julian Well's Medal from the Lorne Genomce Conference.

ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Controlling Obesity: Transcriptional Regulation of Adipogenesis
  • Regulating Globin Expression: A Potential Therapy for Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia
  • Understanding the Molecular Events of Tumour Metastasis

Location

University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Dalton Building
Room 201

Contact

+61 2 9385 7916
+61 2 9385 7920