A/Prof Renea Taylor
Dr Renea Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University. She graduated with a PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology in 2003 at Monash University and completed her postdoctoral training in Stem Cell Biology at the National Stem Cell Centre. She pursued her research interest in hormone-dependent cancer, specialising in prostate cancer. The focus of her research program is the hormonal regulation of prostate stem cells and their interaction with the tumour microenvironment. More recently, Dr Taylor’s team has focused on elucidating the endocrine and metabolic changes that occur in obesity that may contribute to prostate cancer disease progression. She has established a translational approach to her research, developing and applying clinically relevant models to study prostate cancer, in collaboration with urology, pathology and oncology colleagues.
Renea has been a long standing member of the Endocrine Society of Australia, and was a previous recipient of the Novartis Junior Scientist Award and the Servier Award. She is a full member of the US Endocrine Society as well the Australian and US Women in Endocrinology organisations. In her academic role at Monash University, she is committed to training the future research scientists in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is a particular advocate for young women. She plays a key role in science communication and dedicates significant time to the promotion of prostate cancer awareness in the community.