Prof Kieran Harvey

Professor Kieran Harvey holds dual appointments at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) and Monash University. At Peter Mac, he leads the Organogenesis and Cancer Program and at Monash he runs a laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology.

Kieran’s laboratory studies organ size control during development, using Drosophila, and how signalling pathways that control organ size are deregulated in human cancer. In particular his group focuses on the newly described Hippo tumour suppressor pathway, which he helped to discover in Prof. Iswar Hariharan’s laboratory in 2002.

Kieran performed Doctoral studies with Prof. Sharad Kumar (Hanson Institute, Adelaide), and postdoctoral studies with Prof. Iswar Hariharan (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical Center and University of California, Berkeley). In 2006, Kieran established an independent laboratory at Peter Mac. He is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and was awarded the Gottschalk Medal by the Australian Academy of Science in 2014, for outstanding research in the medical sciences.