Dr Thomas Cox
Thomas currently leads the Matrix and Metastasis Group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Researching Sydney. His group focuses on how the extracellular matrix (ECM) regulates resident cell behaviour and specifically how it contributes to cancer progression, metastasis and response to therapeutics. Recent work has focussed on developing new techniques to image the ECM (Nature Medicine 2017) as well as the systemic role of ECM remodelling in pre-metastatic niche formation (Nature 2015). The aim of Thomas’ group is to establish targeting of ECM dynamics as a viable therapeutic approach in the treatment of solid cancers.