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Ranson, Marie Professor

Professor

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience 1999 -
  • Molecular Horizons 2019 -

Research Overview


  • Professor Marie Ranson received her PhD from the University of Sydney (1990). After a post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD, USA she obtained a Research Fellowship and then a tenured teaching and research academic position in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong. Marie is also the Illawarra Lead and executive member of the Cancer Institute NSW funded CONCERT Translational Cancer Research Centre. Her main area of expertise is in molecular biomarkers of metastasis and she is recognised
    internationally for her contributions to the field of the urokinase plasminogen activation system (PAS), particularly in solid tumour biology. Combined with her extensive experience with in vitro, ex vivo and animal tumour models, she has also successfully led and/or contributed IP to several drug development projects related, but not limited, to this field. She has supervised 16 PhD, 4 MSc and 35 Honours students to completion to date and was a past recipient of the University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Supervision. 

    Key current research areas:

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Defining Prognostic Markers of Metastasis

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Biofilm modelling for Group A Streptococcus pathogenesis in recurrent Pharyngitis Vyas, Heema
    Doctor of Philosophy Bismuth-NSAIDs as Colorectal Cancer Chemopreventatives Oliver, Tara
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigations of the roles of pregnancy zone protein (PZP) and plasminogen activator inhibitor type-2 (PAl-2) in extracellular proteostasis Cater, Jordan
    Doctor of Philosophy Biochemical, cell biology and pharmacological evaluation of novel 6-substituted amiloride and 6-substituted hexamethyleneamiloride (HMA) derivatives as new agents for breast cancer Ali, Umar
    Doctor of Philosophy A Two-Pronged Approach for Treating Ischaemic Reperfusion Injury Following Stroke Using In-house Derived Amiloride Analogues Kumar, Ashna
    Doctor of Philosophy Molecular and Clinical Biomarker assessment of gastric cancer Tincknell, Gary

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • A-6324-2008

Research Overview


  • Professor Marie Ranson received her PhD from the University of Sydney (1990). After a post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD, USA she obtained a Research Fellowship and then a tenured teaching and research academic position in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong. Marie is also the Illawarra Lead and executive member of the Cancer Institute NSW funded CONCERT Translational Cancer Research Centre. Her main area of expertise is in molecular biomarkers of metastasis and she is recognised
    internationally for her contributions to the field of the urokinase plasminogen activation system (PAS), particularly in solid tumour biology. Combined with her extensive experience with in vitro, ex vivo and animal tumour models, she has also successfully led and/or contributed IP to several drug development projects related, but not limited, to this field. She has supervised 16 PhD, 4 MSc and 35 Honours students to completion to date and was a past recipient of the University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Supervision. 

    Key current research areas:

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Defining Prognostic Markers of Metastasis

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Biofilm modelling for Group A Streptococcus pathogenesis in recurrent Pharyngitis Vyas, Heema
    Doctor of Philosophy Bismuth-NSAIDs as Colorectal Cancer Chemopreventatives Oliver, Tara
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigations of the roles of pregnancy zone protein (PZP) and plasminogen activator inhibitor type-2 (PAl-2) in extracellular proteostasis Cater, Jordan
    Doctor of Philosophy Biochemical, cell biology and pharmacological evaluation of novel 6-substituted amiloride and 6-substituted hexamethyleneamiloride (HMA) derivatives as new agents for breast cancer Ali, Umar
    Doctor of Philosophy A Two-Pronged Approach for Treating Ischaemic Reperfusion Injury Following Stroke Using In-house Derived Amiloride Analogues Kumar, Ashna
    Doctor of Philosophy Molecular and Clinical Biomarker assessment of gastric cancer Tincknell, Gary

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • A-6324-2008
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