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Katrina Pirlo

Katrina Pirlo


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

Contact Details

+617 3138 37264


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


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



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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