Monash Medical Centre, Level 2 - Lecture Theatre 3
Presenter: A/Prof Ron Firestein
Associate Professor Ron Firestein is a physician scientist, double board certified in Pathology (Anatomic and Molecular Genetics) specialising in Cancer Research, Oncology Translational Medicine and Oncology Drug Discovery and Biomarker Development.
Dr Firestein earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Biology and his MD/PhD from Stanford University as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in 2002. He completed residency in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and fellowship in Molecular Pathology at Harvard Medical School, where he received the Thomas Gil award for excellence in research.
From 2009-2015, A/Prof Firestein led an independent research group at Genentech Inc., focusing on dissecting the molecular pathways of colon cancer and identifying new therapeutic targets. In August 2015, he became Head of the Centre for Cancer Research at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. His laboratory focuses on identifying new targets and developing therapies for colon cancer.