19972022

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Biography

Professor Kieran Harvey holds dual appointments at Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac). At Monash he runs a laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology and at Peter Mac, he leads the Organogenesis and Cancer Program.

Kieran’s laboratory studies organ size control during development, using Drosophila, and how signalling pathways that control organ size are deregulated in human cancer. In particular his group focuses on the newly described Hippo tumour suppressor pathway, which he helped to discover in Prof. Iswar Hariharan’s laboratory in 2002.

Kieran performed Doctoral studies with Prof. Sharad Kumar (Hanson Institute, Adelaide), and postdoctoral studies with Prof. Iswar Hariharan (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical Center and University of California, Berkeley). In 2006, Kieran established an independent laboratory at Peter Mac and in 2017 also joined Monash University. 

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

Group Leader, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Research area keywords

  • Signalling pathways
  • Drosophila
  • organogenesis

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