Kara Perrow (nee Vine)

Research Fellow and Group Leader of the Targeted Therapeutics Research Laboratory, University of Wollongong

Dr Perrow (nee Vine) Research Program is focused on developing novel nanostructures for site-specific drug delivery. Her projects are based on nanotechnology as applied to the development of innovative nano-sized drug carriers for the discriminate delivery of drugs to diseased cells but not healthy cells. These carriers are designed to deliver their therapeutic payload to specific sites in the body and release the drug at controlled rates. Her program of work includes the development of: (i) nanoparticle-based gene/RNAi therapies for motor neuron disease, (ii) dual-drug encapsulated polymeric micelles to overcome multidrug resistance in cancer and (iii) uPA/uPAR and HER-2 targeted liposomes for the treatment of HER-2 positive breast cancer.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow and Group Leader of the Targeted Therapeutics Research Laboratory, University of Wollongong

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Wollongong , PhD/ Molecular Biology