• 19 Innovation Walk, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

    3800 Melbourne



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Ben is interested in the mechanisms that control cell growth and organisation within tissues. As a postdoc in Prof Kieran Harvey's lab, his work aims to better understand the Hippo signalling pathway, which controls organ size in diverse species, and is implicated in a number of human carcinomas. His research uses cutting edge microscopy techniques to investigate the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying Hippo pathway activity in both human cancer cells and Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies).

Before joining the Harvey lab, Ben completed his PhD in Prof Clive Wilson's lab at the University of Oxford, UK, where he used Drosophila to study the the cell biological mechanisms of secretion and endosome-mediated degradation.

He is experienced with a number of specialised imaging techniques including single molecule approaches, 3D-SIM, multiphoton, and cryo-electron microscopy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Researcher, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Jul 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Cell Signalling
  • Growth Control
  • Cell Biology
  • Live-Cell Imaging
  • Microscopy
  • Drosophila
  • Developmental Biology
  • Mechanobiology
  • Transcription factors

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