A/Prof Renea Taylor
Associate Professor Renea Taylor is a Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology, Monash University where she leads a Prostate Cancer Research Group and Deputy Head of the Cancer Program in the Biomedicine Discovery Institute. Renea graduated with a PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology in 2003 at Monash University and completed her postdoctoral training in Stem Cell Biology at the National Stem Cell Centre. She pursued her research interest in hormone-dependent cancer, specialising in prostate cancer. Her work focuses on dissecting appropriate cellular targets in cancer, including stem cells, and identifying novel therapeutic strategies to treat prostate cancer. Her team is internationally-recognised for expertise in patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), which in collaboration with her urology, pathology and oncology colleagues, provides a strong translational approach to address clinically relevant questions. More recently, her team has focused on elucidating the endocrine and metabolic changes that contribute to prostate cancer disease progression including fatty acid metabolism.