Dr Jo Kate Perry

PhD, BSc (Hons)

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Associate Director - Academic


Dr Perry is a cell and molecular biologist with expertise in endocrinology and oncology. Her research interests lie in the involvement of growth factors and hormones in human development and disease including complications of pregnancy and cancer.

Dr Perry completed her PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Peter Doherty Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. She joined the Liggins Institute in 2005.


Research | Current

  • The role of placental growth hormone in the development and function of the placenta.
  • The contribution of human growth hormone to cancer progression and the mechanistic interactions of this hormone with conventional cancer therapies used clinically.
  • Developing small molecule targeted therapies directed against the human growth hormone receptor.

Other research and teaching interests

  • Liggins Education Network for Science (LENScience)


Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Auckland Cancer Research Network

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 2, Room 202H
New Zealand

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