Professor Brandon Wainwright

 - Associate Investigator

Research focus: Genes, cell signalling, stem cells and cancer (skin, brain)

Professor Wainwright was appointed Director of The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) in 2006. Previously, he was IMB’s Deputy Director (Research). As Director, Professor Wainwright is responsible for advancing the institute’s research initiatives, strengthening the institute’s global connections and leading IMB’s scientists in their work to improve quality of life.

Professor Wainwright completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at The University of Adelaide, after which he secured a postdoctoral fellowship at St Mary’s Hospital at Imperial College London. During his six years at Imperial he worked on the first human genome project and also became a Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow. He returned to Australia in 1990 to join UQ’s Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology (now IMB). Professor Wainwright leads his own IMB laboratory and serves on the board of the Australian Genome Research Facility and a number of national and international scientific review committees.