Staff profile - Michael Cater

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Dr Michael Cater

Position: Lecturer in Molecular Genetics
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Department: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517388 +61 3 92517388



Dr. Cater obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology at Deakin University in 2005, where he focused his research on metal-homeostatic mechanisms in mammals. He continued to pursue metallomics-based research at the Mental Heath Research Institute (MHRI), in relation to Alzheimer’s disease and neuronal function. In 2008, Dr Cater accepted a Peter Doherty Fellowship from the NHMRC and at the beginning of 2010 switched research focus to the cancer field and relocated to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. In 2013, Dr Cater established his research group, the Metals in Medicine Laboratory, in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University.


Honorary, Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne.


Research grants

2008 CIA - NHMRC Peter Doherty Training Fellowship (Grant ID# 520345)
2010 CIA - CASS Foundation Medical/Science Grant
2010 CASS Foundation Travel Grant
2011 CIA - NHMRC Project Grant (Grant ID#APP1027125)
2012 CASS Foundation Travel Grant
2012  AI - Cancer of Prostate Translational Research In Victoria (CAPTIV) Collaboration, Victorian Cancer Agency.
2012 CIA – Movember Young Investigator Grant / Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (Grant ID#YI0712)
2013 CIA – Research Equipment Support Scheme (RESS), Deakin University
2014 CIA - CASS Foundation Medical/Science Grant

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