Professor David Thomas

David is Deputy Chair of Governing Council and is responsible for ensuring a close working relationship between The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and  Sydney Catalyst.
ROLE
  • Governing Council
  • Scientific Advisory Committee

Background:  

David is  Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Head of the Cancer Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. David undertook medical training at the University of Melbourne, completed post-graduate training as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Medical Oncology and was awarded a PhD (University of Melbourne) in 1997. David undertook post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School (1998-2000), before moving back to Melbourne to set up his own laboratory, initially at St Vincent's Hospital (2001-3), then at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2002-2014). David was the founding Chair of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group (2007-11), and is currently a board member and Deputy Chair. 

In his spare time David likes to do cryptic crosswords, play chess and play guitar.

Research Interests:  

Somatic and germline cancer genomics, with a focus on sarcomas and cancer in young adults.