Research Group Head, STAT Cancer Biology Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
After completing his BSc (2000) and BSc (Hons) (2001) in the Department of Pathology at the University of Melbourne, and PhD (2006) at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Dr. Gough moved to New York University in the USA for postdoctoral training with Professor David E Levy (Dr. Louis A. Schneider Professor of Molecular Pathology and Professor of Microbiology, and Associate Dean for Collaborative Science). During this time, Dr. Gough defined a mitochondrial and metabolic role for STAT3, which is necessary for cancers driven by Ras mutation. In 2012, Dr. Gough was recruited to return to Australia to start his laboratory where he and his team use protein chemistry, molecular biology, animal models and human tissue to identify actionable alterations in cell signaling networks that drive cancers.
Hudson Institute of Medical Research