campball-schmidst2-bioCampbell Schmidt

Campbell is an aspiring clinician scientist who is currently a Junior House Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland. Campbell is currently undertaking a Masters degree examining the mechanism of perineural invasion (spread of a cancer into, and along, a nerve) in head and neck cancers through examining cell surface receptors (receptors: molecular structures on the surface of, a cell which can bind other substances). His research work will be supervised by Dr Ben Panizza (Director of the QHNCC) and Dr Fiona Simpson (Fellow of the QHNCC). The biology of perineural invasion of head and neck cancers is poorly understood. Campbell’s research aims to improve the understanding of this disease, and as a consequence improve therapeutic targets and treatment protocols.