Gail RisbridgerBS, MS, PhD
Professor Gail Risbridger is an NH&MRC Research Fellow and a career academic and researcher who has > 25 years experience in Prostate Cancer research and Men’s Health. A graduate of Monash University, she worked in the Departments of Anatomy and in Physiology before becoming a founding member of the Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR). She returned to campus in 2009 as Deputy Dean Strategic Projects, to lead the developments of Monash Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MCCC) and Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre. She is the Research Director of MCCC and Chair, Faculty Research Centres & Institutes Committee.
As head of an internationally recognised research team of scientists and clinicians working on prostate cancer and Andrology related projects within the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Monash University, she is one of Australia’s leading prostate cancer researchers, with particular interest in the biology of stromal-epithelial cell interactions in normal and tumour tissue using tissue recombination, animal and human specimens. She pioneered the use of stem cells for recombination studies combining stem cell biology with endocrinology.