Associate Professor Quenten Schwarz
Associate Professor Quenten Schwarz is a developmental biologist heading the Neurovascular Research Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology in Adelaide. Following a PhD in Human Genetics he moved to University College London as an MRC Research Fellow to investigate the molecular control of neuronal and vascular development. He returned to Australia to establish his own laboratory in 2009 and now leads a team of 8 researchers investigating the complex cellular interactions governing craniofacial and cardiac morphogenesis. His team are primarily funded by grants through the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council and the National Heart Foundation of Australia. Recent work from his laboratory in collaboration with groups throughout Europe and the USA feature in highly regarded journals within the developmental biology field, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Molecular Psychiatry, Current Biology, Neuron and Development. He has recently been awarded the Bioinnovation SA Young achiever award in 2011, the AW Campbell award from the Australasian Neuroscience Society in 2014, and the Australian Society for Medical Research SA Leading Light award in 2015 for early career research excellence.