Dr. Maja Green PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Dr Maja Green is appointed Senior Research Fellow at Monash Health Translation Precinct working under the leadership of Prof Eva Segelov. Dr Green’s research will focus on inducing the immune response in advanced rectal cancers and early detection of recurrent colorectal cancer. Dr Green completed her PhD at LaTrobe University. Her work resulted in understanding the mutagenesis caused by the activation of apoptotic pathways due to current cancer therapies, particularly in high grade gliomas. As part of this work, the translation into clinical practice is being explored by a pharmaceutical partner.

Dr Green was then awarded the McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship to undertake research in chronic pain and cocaine addiction at the University of Melbourne, in partnership with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. This work resulted in better understanding of the role of Sez6 gene in nociceptive pathways and consequently led to a funding of an MNHRC grant. Subsequently, Dr Green transitioned to clinical research at the Department of Critical Care in Monash Health, where she has worked under the leadership of Prof Yahya Shehabi. There, she successfully implemented several early phase clinical trials, which demonstrated the benefit of a sedative agent of preventing toxicity after cardiac surgery.

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