Associate Professor Jason Cain
- Deputy Centre Head, Centre for Cancer Research
- Research Group Head, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Associate Professor Jason Cain is a member of the Developmental and Cancer Biology Research group in the Centre for Cancer Research.
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A developmental and cancer biologist, A/Prof Cain is driving cutting-edge research to understand the role of critical embryonic signalling pathways and epigenetic mechanisms in normal and abnormal development and disease, including paediatric connective tissue (sarcomas), paediatric brain cancers (including atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumours and diffuse midline gliomas), and lung adenocarcinoma.
After completing his PhD studies at Monash University in 2006, A/Prof Cain moved to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada to complete postdoctoral training with Dr Norman Rosenblum in the Program of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology. Here, he focused on the role of the Hedgehog signalling pathway in renal development and disease, developing specialised skills in developmental biology, mouse models of human disease, and congenital and paediatric disease.
On his return to Australia in late 2010, he joined Hudson Institute of Medical Research as a Research Fellow under Professor Neil Watkins. In 2014, A/Prof Cain was appointed Head of the Developmental and Cancer Biology laboratory, continuing his work in developmental biology and paediatric brain and solid cancers. Dr Cain was appointed as a Director to the Board of the Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association (ANZSA) in July 2023.
CLICK HERE and watch ‘Making Waves’ – a video with Robert Connor Dawes Foundation Founder and CEO Liz Dawes, interviewing A/Prof Jason Cain about his work and latest developments in paediatric brain cancer research.