Ken Dutton-Regester is a Research Officer at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He identifies the genetic causes underlying the growth and development of melanoma to inform or improve existing treatment strategies. In conjunction with collaborators, Dr Dutton-Regester’s research has helped to identify new drug targets and to resolve some of the previously unknown ways in which metastatic melanoma becomes resistant to drugs. Ken is also passionate about science communication and was a national finalist in FameLab and a ‘Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist’ Awardee in 2017. Currently, Ken is embarking on a new science education and outreach project to create the world’s first cancer-themed Puzzle Room (escape room) that will launch in National Science Week 2019.
Ken Dutton-Regester appears with thanks to Program Partner QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.