Marissa Williams, PhD student

Marissa WilliamsMarissa Williams commenced work at ADRI in February 2012 as a research assistant, and began her PhD studies in 2015. She completed her undergraduate degree of Forensic Biology in Biomedical Science at the University of Technology Sydney and went on to undertake an honours project in paediatric oncology at the Tumour bank, Westmead Children’s Hospital. This project was based on drug resistance mechanisms of a childhood cancer to novel therapeutics. In her PhD studies, Marissa is investigating mechanisms of microRNA dysregulation in mesothelioma and the role of microRNAs in drug resistance.

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