Supporting the Next Generation of Researchers
Talented Research Assistant Geraldine (Geri) Laven-Law is excited to be working alongside a pioneer in breast cancer research, Dr Theresa Hickey.
Supported by Australian Breast Cancer Research, Geri is assisting Dr Hickey with a project to better understand why patients develop resistance to breast cancer therapies.
“Breast cancer affects too many women in Australia and I’m grateful to work with a talented team who are dedicated to find better treatment methods and save more lives from this heartbreaking disease,” Geri said.
After studying Animal Science at the University of Adelaide; Geri gladly accepted an opportunity to join the breast cancer unit at the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories.
“I started on a breast cancer project and enjoyed learning about the disease. I found it really interesting so that’s where I’ve stayed since,” Geri said.
“While our lab is involved in many stages of breast cancer research, my work focuses on the molecular and cell biology behind the disease.”
The variety of work is one of the aspects Geri enjoys, as each day is different and presents new challenges.
“In research there’s no such thing as a typical day as our work can change based on research results.
“I’ve learnt so much from Dr Hickey and am grateful to be where I am today, playing a role in the fight against breast cancer.”