Current Lab memebrs
Sylvia Yao Sun, PhD
I am a recent Ph.D. graduate (Dec2020) majoring in cancer and bone, Faculty of Medicine at University of Melbourne, Australia with full competitive research scholarships, which were recognized by the DFAT of the Australian government. I have investigated the actions of Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) independent of PTH1R, under the supervision of Prof. Natalie Sims and Prof. Jack Martin during my Ph.D. years. I am also the recipient of the postgraduate research awards of the St Vincent's Institute, which is one of the most prestigious top-up scholarships for Ph.D. candidates in Australia. In addition, I became a member of the AACR, ANZBMS, ASBMR, and the ANSTO research association and have presented several posters and presentations during the conferences. After graduation, I joined the project of developing CRISPR medicine for NPM1 for blood cancer in Prof. Anskar Leung's lab at Hong Kong University for about six months. I now focus on postdoctoral training on mechanistic studies of G protein signaling by internalized GPCRs in melanoma at Prof. Alex Thomsen's lab. I wish to make continuous research output for cancer/tumor study and translational medical technology.
We are currently recruiting highly motivated and talented students and postdocs who are passionate about GPCR biology and human disease. For further information, please contact Dr. Alex R. B. Thomsen directly.