Professor David Bowtell

Professor David Bowtell


Head, Cancer Genomics & Genetics Program
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Elected in 2016
Citation on election

Professor Bowtell holds joint appointments at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Garvan Institute. He was Director of Research at Peter Mac from 2000-2009. Professor Bowtell has an extensive background human cancer genomics, particularly ovarian cancer. He is PI for the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study, one of the largest population-based cohort studies of ovarian cancer in the world, and is CIA for a newly initiated NHMRC Program grant. His lab has made practice-changing contributions to the molecular classification of ovarian cancer, the impact of BRCA mutations on treatment response, and mechanisms of primary and acquired chemotherapy resistance.

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