5th Asia-Pacific Summit on Cancer Therapy
Victoria University, Australia
Juliana Antonipillai is a lecturer in the College of Health & Biomedicine. She specialises in cancer and cardiovascular biology. Prior to joining Victoria University, Juliana was an academic researcher for 12 years at several medical research institutes and hospitals in Melbourne and the USA. In the last five years her research has focused mainly on how LIMK regulates platelet function in humans and mice, and on the role of LIMK in cancer metastasis, using a variety of small molecule LIMK inhibitors. She demonstrated that these inhibitors inhibit the proliferation of human breast cancer cells in 2D and 3D cultures. She also contributed to a collaborative study showing the effect of a new LIMK inhibitor drug, Pyr1, on cancer cell growth in vitro and in mice.