Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Australia

Professor Tiganis’ general research interest is in understanding cellular signalling networks and tissue crosstalk in human disease. He was educated at The University of Melbourne and completed his PhD with Professor Bruce E Kemp at St Vincent’s Institute, Melbourne, before pursuing post-doctoral training with Professor Nicholas K Tonks, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. Professor Tiganis established an independent laboratory at Monash University in 2000. He is a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Principal Research Fellow and an Editor for FEBS Journal and Molecular & Cellular Biology. He has a joint appointment at Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia and currently heads the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Program and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Cancer Metabolism Program. His lab is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms contributing to the development of obesity and diabetes and determining how obesity and metabolism affect tumour cells and the immune system to promote the development of cancer. He has published more than 80 original research papers, including last author manuscripts in Nat Immunol, J Clin Invest, J Exp Med, Cancer Cell, Cell Metab and Cell.