Professor Melissa Southey

Professor Southey, PhD, Grad Dip Law, FHGSA, FFSc (RCPA), has a track record in both molecular diagnostic pathology and molecular genetic research.

She is the Head of the Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory (GEL) at The University of Melbourne, and Research Associate (Honorary) at the Cancer Council of Victoria. Her research programs are focused on characterizing the genetic and epigenetic factors responsible for cancer predisposition and progression, including familial aggregation of cancers, particularly of the common cancers (breast, colorectal and prostate cancer). Her team has substantial activities based on Epigenome-Wide Association Studies (EWASs) utilizing the resources of the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study that are working to identify epigenetic risk factors for cancer. These initiatives are working towards improving the healthcare outcomes for individuals at high risk of cancer and providing the foundation for the emerging "Precision Public Health" era.

Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory (GEL)
Department of Pathology
The University of Melbourne 3010, Australia
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