Prof Sharad Kumar
Sharad is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, a co-Director of the Centre for Cancer Biology, a Research Professor and Chair of Cancer Biology at the University of South Australia. His laboratory has made several seminal contributions to biomedical sciences, including the discovery of Nedd genes, including Nedd2 (caspase-2), one of the first mammalian caspase. His research interests include caspase biology and functions, mechanisms of developmentally programmed cell death, and the pathophysiological functions of the Nedd4 family of ubiquitin ligases. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. His contributions to cell biology and biomedical research have been recognised through the ASBMB Amersham Biosciences Award, the Ranbaxy Research Award, the ASBMB Lemberg Medal, the FAOBMB Research Excellence Award and the ANZSCDB President’s Medal.