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Doctor Allan Burrows

Laboratory Operations Manager
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As the Laboratory Operations Manager, Allan is part of the Laboratory Operations and Facilities Support team, ensuring the Burnet Institute's laboratories and facilities are maintained to a high standard.

Allan comes to us from the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute where he studied breast cancer metastasis as a postdoctoral researcher and managed laboratory operations for multiple laboratories within the Translational Breast Cancer Program.

He has worked at numerous institutes across Australia including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Queensland Institute of Medical Research, where he has also studied melanoma and inflammatory diseases.

Allan has a broad range of technical experience in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, and preclinical models.

  • 2008 – 2012: PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne
  • 2002 – 2003: BSc (Hons), Queensland Institute of Medical Research, University of Queensland
  • 1999 – 2002: BSc, University of Queensland
  • 2016 - present: Honorary Associate, School of Cancer Medicine, La Trobe University
  • 2008 - present: Member, Australian Society for Medical Research
  • 2022 – present: Laboratory Operations Manager, Burnet Institute
  • 2016 – 2021: Postdoctoral Researcher & Laboratory Manager, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
  • 2012 – 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 2004 – 2008: Research Assistant, Institute for Molecular Bioscience