Category Archives: People

People: M&M welcomes Joanna Skhinas

Thomas R. Cox, Jan 2017

We are delighted to welcome our newest member, Joanna Skhinas, to the Matrix and Metastasis lab here at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Garvan Institute.

Matrix & Metastasis - Joanna SkhinasJoanna joins us as a research assistant having recently completed her Honours degree at the University of New South Wales. Joanna will work on our recently awarded NHMRC grant to understand more about how the stiffness of the extracellular matrix affects cancer progression and response to therapy.

Through joining our team, Joanna can pursue her “interest in cancer biology, in particular the interactions between cancer cells and the surrounding extracellular matrix, and the ECMs role in metastasis”

People: RA position available to start early 2017

Thomas R. Cox, Dec 2016

Matrix and Metastasis Lab Hiring

We are seeking a full-time dedicated research assistant to work in the Cancer Division Matrix & Metastasis Group headed by Dr. Thomas Cox.  The group combines the use of 3D models of cancer with novel state-of-the-art imaging approaches to reveal how the extracellular matrix drives cancer progression and metastasis. Our mission is to establish targeting of the extracellular matrix as a viable therapeutic approach in the treatment of solid cancers. Continue reading

Thomas Cox elected Chair of the Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS)

Thomas R. Cox, Sep 2016

I’m delighted to say that I have been elected as Chair of the Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS) and will begin my term with immediate effect.


The Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) is the representative body of the early career members of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS).

The Early Career Leadership Council of the MRS concept was created and formalized in 2011, and is open to graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are enrolled in educational or training programs leading to careers in cancer metastasis research. Continue reading