Perkins Seminar: Professor Richard Pestell

Event Date and Time:
Thursday 20th December, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue:
McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nedlands

Richard Pestell graduated MBBS from the University of WA, gained fellowships in endocrinology and oncology with RACP and completed PhD at the University of Melbourne (Howard Florey Institute) before postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. He has directed broadly collaborating laboratories, producing highly cited research on signaling in endocrine cancer oncogenesis and metastasis.

Most recently, this has included exploring the CCR5 receptor as a novel therapeutic target for the humanized anti-CCR5 antibody, leronlimab. Richard has allied active research with clinical and research administration, as director of Philadelphia’s Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center and Executive Vice President of Thomas Jefferson University until 2015 and currently as President of the Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Center, also in Philadelphia.

He is the holder of a number of international patents in biotechnology, diagnostics and cancer therapeutics, has established two successful biotech companies.

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