Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Board of Directors 

Chair: Dr John Schubert AO


Executive: Prof Christopher Goodnow FAA FRS

Deputy Director: Prof Peter Croucher

Chief Operating Officer: Mr Nat McGregor

Chief Scientific Officer: Prof Marie Dziadek



Garvan Research Foundation 

Board of Directors 

Chair: Mr Russell Scrimshaw 


Director: Ms Mara-Jean Tilley

Deputy Director: Mr Brad Timms 

Research themes

Cancer research

Theme Leader: Prof Paul Timpson


Prof David Thomas
Prof Chris Ormandy 
A/Prof Alex Swarbrick
A/Prof Elgene Lim
A/Prof Marina Pajic
A/Prof Joseph Powell
Dr Christine Chaffer
Dr David Croucher

Genomics and epigenetics research

Theme Leader: Prof Susan Clark


Prof Vanessa Hayes
Prof Sean O'Donoghue
A/Prof Timothy Mercer
Dr Ozren Bogdanovic
Dr Robert Weatheritt
Prof John Shine FRS AC FAA.

Healthy ageing research 

Theme Leader: Prof Katherine Samaras


Prof Trevor Biden
Prof Jacqueline Center
Prof Peter Croucher
Prof Jerry Greenfield
Prof Herbert Herzog
Prof Tuan Nguyen
Prof Mike Rogers
Prof David Ryugo
A/Prof Paul Baldock
A/Prof Ross Laybutt
A/Prof Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer
Emeritus Fellow: Prof Lesley Campbell AM
Emeritus Fellow: Prof Don Chisholm AO
Emeritus Fellow: Prof John Eisman AO
Emeritus Fellow: Prof Ted
Kraegen AO


Immunity and Inflammation research

Theme Leader: Prof Stuart Tangye


Prof Robert Brink
Prof Daniel Christ
Prof Christopher Goodnow FAA FRS
Prof Jonathan Sprent FAA FRS 
A/Prof Elissa Deenick
A/Prof Shane Grey
A/Prof Cindy Ma
A/Prof Tri Phan
Dr Tatyana Chtanova
Emeritus Fellow: Prof Antony Basten AO FAA

Centre for Clinical Population Genomics

Director: Dr Daniel MacArthur

Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics 

Clinical Head: Mary-Anne Young 

Scientific Head: A/Prof Sarah Kummerfeld 

Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics  

Director: A/Prof Joseph Powell


The Kinghorn Cancer Centre

Director: Prof David Thomas

The Services Team

Chief Operating Officer: Mr Nat McGregor

Australian BioResources: Dr Jenny Kingham

Building Operations: Ryan Kolster

Business Development and Innovation: David Barda

Facilities Business: Amanda Brindley

Finance and Accounting: Samantha Malone 

Information Technology: Esteve Mayolas 

Internal Audit and Business Improvement: Carolyn Loughnan

Legal Counsel and Board Secretary: Nancy Campisi

People and Culture Director: Cleo Rowley (WHS and Compliance: Abril Rojas-Crisostomo)

Chief Scientific Officer: Prof Marie Dziadek

Grants Administration: Sonja Bates and Mariette Leroux

Human Research Governance: Therese Lim

Research Ethics and Compliance: Dr Rayson Tan

Animal Welfare: Dr Sarah Leonhard

Student Programs: Dr Tracy Anderson