Dr Jo Perry

 
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Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.

Dr Jo Perry is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute. Her research interests lie in cancer cell biology and the involvement of hormones and growth factors in the progression of cancer, particularly breast cancer.

Jo completed her PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Peter Doherty Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. In 2005 she joined the Breast Cancer Research Group at the Liggins Institute and established an independent research group there. Dr Perry is particularly interested in the role that human growth hormone plays in cancer progression. Her group investigates the mechanistic interactions of this hormone with conventional cancer therapies used clinically and is developing targeted therapies directed against the human growth hormone receptor.