Dr Kendelle Murphy

 |  Kendelle

Dr Kendelle Murphy completed her Bachelor Degree in Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Western Australia before undertaking an honours in the lab of Professor Paul Timpson at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (University of New South Wales). Utilising state-of-the-art mutliphoton microscope, Kendelle completed her PhD investigating the potential of fine-tuned stromal manipulation to improve chemotherapeutic efficiency in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. 
Kendelle is currently continuing this work with Professor Paul Timpson to unravel the complex interplay between tumour cells and the stromal architecture. Here, she is applying her knowledge of the extracellular matrix to  streamline treatment regimes in a patient specific manner. She aims to determine if pulsed transient drug administration will alter the subtle ultrastructure of the extracellular matrix, rendering tumour cells increasingly vulnerable to subsequent chemotherapy whilst reducing metastatic potential.