Professor Maria Kavallaris AM
Chief Investigator, Education and Training Committee Chair
University of New South Wales


Maria is head of the Tumour Biology and Targeting Program at Children’s Cancer Institute, Lowy Cancer Research Centre and co-Director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine.

In 2019 Maria was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine, and to medical research, in the field of childhood and adult cancers.

Maria’s research focuses on identifying the mechanisms of action and resistance to anticancer drugs, discovering new protein interactions in cancer and the development of less toxic cancer therapies using nanotechnology.