Scientific Faculty membership at the Centenary Institute is based on research excellence, with the member being considered a driving force and opinion maker in their field.
As Head of the Centenary Institute’s Melanoma Epigenetics Laboratory, Dr Tiffen has developed a unique research program to understand how epigenetic mechanisms drive cancer progression, immune evasion and response to therapy, with a specific focus on melanoma.
Professor Mathew Vadas AO, Executive Director at the Centenary Institute said the promotion was extremely well merited.
“An exceptional scientist, Dr Tiffen is recognised both nationally and internationally for her important melanoma research. Her innovative epigenetics work is critical to finding new treatments and cures for this deadliest form of skin cancer.”
Professor Vadas added, “A valued colleague, Dr Tiffen has made a positive and sustained contribution to Centenary life over many years. She is and will continue to be a great asset to the Institute.”
Dr Tiffen said she was proud of the promotion and the hard work behind it and hoped that her role on the Scientific Faculty would help inspire more women to attain leadership roles in research.
“I’ve been extremely well supported at Centenary and had some amazing mentors who have encouraged and guided me at every point of my research journey. I hope to be able to do the same for the next generation of young female scientist coming through the scientific ranks,” Dr Tiffen said.
Further information on Dr Tiffen and her research can be found on the Centenary Institute website.