A/Prof Nick Saunders
Associate Professor Nicholas Saunders trained as a pharmacologist at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of Professor Rodney Minchin and Professor Ken Illett. Dr Saunders was then awarded a Fogarty Visiting Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral studies at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in the USA under the supervision of Professor Anton Jetten. In 1993, Dr Saunders was approached by Professor Ian Frazer to return to Australia and set up the Epithelial Pathobiology Group. Since establishing his research group, Dr Saunders has attracted more than $12 million in competitive research funding and has been the recipient of a Lions Medical Research Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, a Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Principal Research Fellowship and is a current Cancer Council Queensland Senior Research Fellowship. Ass Prof Saunders is currently Head of the Epithelial Pathobiology Group within the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.