Kate Sutherland-Lab team

Kate Sutherland-Lab team

Lab team

My research team collaborates closely with respiratory physicians and lung cancer oncologists, allowing us to directly align our research strategy with clinical advances.

Sarah Best, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons), PhD Melbourne
Project: Exploiting metabolic vulnerabilities in the detection and treatment of lung cancer
Key Publication: Best SA, Ding S, Kersbergen A, Dong X, Song JY, Xie Y, Reljic B, Li K, Vince JE, Rathi V, Wright GM, Ritchie ME and Sutherland KD. (2019). Distinct initiating events underpin the immune and metabolic heterogeneity of KRAS-mutant lung adenocarcinoma. Nature Communications 10(1):4190. PMID: 31519898

Jin Ng, Postdoctoral Fellow, BTech (Hons), PhD Auckland
Project: Novel subtype-specific mutations in small cell lung cancer
Key Publication: Ng J & Sutherland KD. (2020). NOTCH Your Usual Suspect: MYC Charged with Controlling Neuroendocrine Cell-Fate in Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer Cell, 38(1), 17-20. PMID: 32663464

Jonas Hess, PhD Student, BA/BSc Sydney MSc Singapore/Munich
Project: Cell intrinsic and extrinsic control of small cell lung cancer metastasis
Key Publication: Best SA*, Hess JB*, Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes F, Cursons J, Kersbergen A, Dong X, Rautela J, Hyslop SR, Ritchie ME, Davis MJ, Leong TL, Irving TL, Steinfort D, Huntington ND & Sutherland KD. Harnessing Nature Killer Immunity in Metastatic SCLC. 2020. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 15(9):1507-1521. PMID: 32470639. *joint first author.

Jackson McDonald, PhD Student (joint with Herold Lab), BSc (MBMS) Melbourne
Project: Employing CRISPR gene editing technologies to identify vulnerabilities associated with KEAP1-mutant lung adenocarcinoma
Key Publication: Potts MA*, McDonald JA*, Sutherland KD & Herold MJ. Critical cancer vulnerabilities identified by unbiased CRISPR/Cas9 screens inform on efficient cancer immunotherapy. European Journal of Immunology. 2020. 50(12):1871-1884. PMID: 33202035. *joint first author.

Stella Liu, Honours Student, BSc Melbourne
Project: Targeting pro-tumourigenic macrophages to treat KRAS-mutant lung adenocarcinoma

Vanessa Cincotta, Honours Student, B-BMED Melbourne
Project: Decoding the controversial YAP1-expressing small cell lung cancer subtype

Leanne Scott, Research Assistant, BAnVBioSc LaTrobe