Dr Jiney Jose
Jiney Jose obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Organic Chemistry from Texas A&M Univeristy, working with Prof. Kevin Burgess. His research involved the development of organic fluorescent probes and nanoparticles for cellular imaging studies. He was awarded a cancer prevention research institute of Texas (CPRIT) fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research with Prof. Eric V. Anslyn/ Prof. Kevin Dalby at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focused on developing tryptamine analogues for the treatment of breast cancer. He joined Auckland cancer society research centre in 2012 as a research fellow. He is an affiliate investigator at the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery at the University of Auckland.
He is currently involved in an immunotherapy project developing small molecules for the treatment of Leukaemia. He is also involved in the development and application of tumour targeting theranostic drug dye conjugates with brain penetrant properties for treatment of paediatric and adult brain cancers. His interest in cancer research is positively influenced by his interaction with his mentors, colleagues, and collaborators whom he had the opportunity to work with all these years. He is extremely grateful for all the support various funding agencies have contributed to his research over the years.