Principal Advisor: Dr Sherry Wu

Email: sherry.wu@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2785

Research group: Wu Lab - Cancer therapeutics

Organisational unit: School of Biomedical Sciences

Exosomes are tiny lipid vesicles that can be generated by many cell types in our body. They serve as effective means for cells to communicate with each other, even when they are located remote from each other. Cancer cells, in particular, produce large quantities of exosomes with distinct markers and characteristics. The content of these exosomes highly reflects the characteristics of the cells that generate them. Using human patient samples and murine cancer models, our lab is interested in understanding the role of exosomes in cancer progression and metastasis. In this project, we will develop therapeutic strategies to inhibit exosome release from tumour cells as well as assessing the biological function of these cancer-derived exosomes.