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Katrina Pirlo

Katrina Pirlo

Positions

  • Research Assistant, APCRC-Q
  • Member, IHBI, QUT

Contact Details

Phone
+617 3138 37264

Qualifications

  • BSc (Biotech) Hons 1A, The University of Newcastle, Australia, 2003
  • BSc (Biotech), The University of Newcastle, Australia 2001

Biography

Katrina worked in both the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and the Department of Botany at The University of Queensland from 2003-2006. 

In 2006, she moved to the UK where she worked at the Institute of Psychology, Kings College London for 18 months. 

Following this she took up a 3 year role as a Research Assistant at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University London.  Her project focused on viral gene therapy for the treatment of ovarian cancer. 

Ms Pirlo joined the APCRC-Q in May 2014 where she investigates the mechanisms of plasticity in prostate cancer.

Awards and grants

Grants

2012-2014    

National Health  and  Medical Research Council

The role of angiopoietin-1 in the self renewal and metastasis of prostate cancer stem cells

P Ling, J Clements, C Nelson

Research interests

epithelial to mesenchymal transition, prostate cancer, plasticity

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