Daniel Gough


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Daniel Gough is a biochemist and cancer biologist and the head of the STAT Cancer Biology laboratory in the Centre for Cancer Research at the Monash Institute of Medical Research. Daniel's research focuses on signal transduction pathways which engage the Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) proteins in normal development and how these pathways impact cancer and immunity.

After completing his B.Sc (2000), B.Sc(Hons) (2001) in the Department of Pathology at the University of Melbourne, and Ph.D (2006) at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Daniel moved to New York University in the U.S.A for post doctoral training with Professor David E Levy (Dr. Louis A. Schneider Professor of Molecular Pathology and Professor of Microbiology and Associate Dean for Collaborative Science). During this time Daniel defined a mitochondrial and metabolic role for STAT3 which is necessary for cancers driven by Ras mutation. In 2012 Daniel was recruited to return to Australia to start his laboratory.

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

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, PhD, Mechanisms of Interferon-mediated gene transcription, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jun 2006

Research area keywords

  • Stat3
  • Mitochondria
  • Lung Cancer
  • mouse models
  • novel therapeutics

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