Vincent Murray

Associate Professor

Research Contribution: Vincent Murray obtained his PhD from the National Institute for Medical Research in London. After post-doctoral fellowships at Princeton University and the Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia, in 1990 he was appointed as an academic at the University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.

His lab has concentrated on several areas including:- Next-generation DNA sequencing techniques; the DNA sequence specificity of drugs used as cancer chemotherapeutic agents; the development of more efficient anti-tumour agents based on cisplatin and bleomycin; and the interaction of UV light and ionising radiation with DNA.

His lab has made significant research contributions as shown by publication of over 100 papers in high profile international refereed journals. His H-index is 27.


1) The use of Next-generation DNA sequencing techniques to examine the cellular effects of anti-cancer drugs.

2) The DNA sequence specificity of drugs used as cancer chemotherapeutic agents;

3) The development of more efficient anti-tumour agents based on cisplatin and bleomycin;

4) The interaction of UV light and ionising radiation with DNA;

5) The influence of chromatin structure on the control of gene expression;

 

Professional Experience

  • Cancer Institute, Melbourne 1982-1990
  • Princeton University 1980-1982
1) the DNA sequence specificity of drugs used as cancer chemotherapeutic agents;

2) the development of more efficient anti-tumour agents based on cisplatin;

3) the use of gene chip microarrays to examine the effects of anti-tumours agents on gene expression;

4) the influence of chromatin structure on the control of gene expression;

5) The use of the human papillomavirus promoter to preferentially target gene therapy to cervical cancer cells.

 

My lab has made significant research contributions as shown by publication of over 75 papers in high profile international refereed journals. One of my Nucleic Acids Research articles has been cited over 400 times. In addition, 13 of my papers have been cited more than 30 times. I have published 3 papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (impact factor - 5.8) and 8 in Nucleic Acids Research (impact factor - 6.3).

 

Professional Experience

  • Cancer Institute, Melbourne 1982-1990
  • Princeton University 1980-1982