Researcher biography

Dr Malcolm Lim is a molecular biologist currently working in the field of breast cancer brain metastasis in Prof Sunil Lakhani's Lab at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research.

His research interest is in understanding the mechanisms underlying development of brain metastases, identification of new therapeutic targets, and how to improve brain metastasis treatment using novel therapeutic approaches.

He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in biomedical science and gained his PhD in molecular biology from the University of Queensland. His doctoral studies were focused on human epidermal growth factor receptors (HER) and the therapeutic and diagnostic potential of HER2/HER3-targeting hyperbranched polymeric nanomedicine for delivery of chemo- and radiotherapy in breast cancer brain metastasis.

Prior to his academic career, he was a laboratory scientist in a diagnostic histopathology laboratory for 5 years (2010-2015).