Dr Kendelle Murphy
Dr Kendelle Murphy completed her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Pharmacology and Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia before completing her Honours at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She continued her studies and completed her PhD under the guidance of Professor Paul Timpson and Dr David Herrmann at Garvan in 2020. During her PhD candidature, Kendelle used a precision and personalised medicine approach to study how the surrounding microenvironment influences pancreatic cancer invasion, metastasis and chemotherapeutic response. Expanding on this research, Kendelle remains under the guidance of Professor Timpson, using world-class imaging technology and patient derives samples to expand upon her previous work in a bench-to-bedside manner.
Ral GTPases promote breast cancer metastasis by controlling biogenesis and organ targeting of exosomes.