After completing a BSc in Medical Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2010, Mr Thomas moved on to complete his honours degree at QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) where he investigated the role of reproductive hormones in breast cancer progression.
He is currently studying as a PhD student in the Chopin laboratory (Ghrelin Research Group) to continue research into hormones in cancer, with particular emphasis on the ghrelin hormone axis. His research is investigating the role of a novel long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), GHSROS (growth hormone secretagogue receptor opposite strand), an antisense lncRNA to the ghrelin receptor gene (GHSR) and which has previously been shown to have a role in cancer progression. Identifying mechanisms of action and the role of GHSROS in prostate cancer could lead to a novel biomarker or antisense target for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
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