Lorne Cancer Conference 2019

Professor Mark Dawson

Professor Dawson is a clinician-scientist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is the program
head of the Translational Haematology Program, Group leader of the Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory
and Consultant Haematologist in the Department of Haematology. His research interest is studying
epigenetic regulation in normal and malignant haematopoiesis. He is a fellow of the Royal
Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. After completing
his clinical training in Melbourne, Australia he was awarded the prestigious General Sir John Monash
Fellowship and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Fellowship, which he used to complete his PhD at
the University of Cambridge. Following his PhD, he was awarded the inaugural Wellcome Trust Beit
Prize Fellowship to pursue his research into epigenetic regulation of leukaemia stem cells. He is
currently a Professor in the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology and Centre for Cancer
Research at the University of Melbourne. He is the Senior Research Fellow for the Leukaemia
Foundation of Australia and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholar.