Elizabeth Williams

Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology

Qualifications
PhD, Parathyroid hormone-related protein and the female reproductive tract, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1997

BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1991

Biography
Dr Elizabeth Williams, BSc (Hons), PhD, has worked in the field of cancer metastases, focussing on prostate and bladder cancer, since completing her PhD in pharmacology in 1997. She joined APCRC-Q in 2013 to lead the tumour models stream and extend her prostate cancer research program.

Priot to joining APCRC-Q, Dr Williams was the Metastasis Research Group Leader at Monash Institute of Medical Research’s Centre for Cancer Research (2006-2012), an Associate Senior Fellow at the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and a Research Fellow (Prostate Cancer Group Leader) at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery (2002-2006).

Dr Williams and her team have established a panel of systems to study the interaction of prostate cancer cells within the endothelial cells of the prostatic lymphatic vessels, with the aim of identifying key molecules involved in the process.

They are also investigating the molecular basis of prostate cancer cells that survive castration. Her current research project utilises transplantable human prostate cancer xenografts, including one that her team derived from a bone metastasis in 2001.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 1997 
    University of Melbourne, PhD