Oncology Research Unit

About us

The Oncology Research Unit has five research themes:

1. Development of anti-tropomyosin drugs for childhood cancer - the development of compounds which target the cell cytoskeleton for the treatment of proliferative diseases such as cancer (Dr Nicole Bryce and Prof Peter Gunning).

2. Cytoskeletal regulation of cell signalling - the investigation of the molecular mechanisms by which a specific component of the cell’s cytoskeleton impacts on the cell cycle (Dr Galina Schevzov and Prof Peter Gunning).

3. Cytoskeletal regulation of cell migration (Dr Galina Schevzov, Dr Nicole Bryce and Prof Peter Gunning).

4. Live imaging of the actin cytoskeleton (Dr Andrius Masedunskas and Prof Peter Gunning)

5. Defining the mechanism of action of anti-tropomyosin/anti-cancer compounds (Dr Nicole Bryce, Dr Galina Schevzov and Prof Peter Gunning)


Media Releases

news.com.au- Breakthrough cancer cell treatment from UNSW

ABC Australian Story - Fighting Childhood Cancer



  • Melissa Desouza (PhD)
  • Peyman Obeidy (PhD)
  • Simon Brayford (PhD)
  • Ashleigh Swain (PhD)
  • Joyce Meiring (PhD)
  • Ciaran Lyons (Hons)