Professor Robert Saint

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1979 …2018

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Research Biography

Robert Saint is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Flinders University. He gained his undergraduate, honours and PhD degrees from the University of Adelaide, studying gene structure and expression in the earliest days of recombinant DNA technology.

He was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Inst. He then worked at the CSIRO before moving to the University of Adelaide in 1989, where he pioneered research into cell cycle control during animal development.

In 1994 he was appointed Professor of Genetics at the University of Adelaide and from 2000-2008 he was Director of the Australian Research Council Special Research Centre for the Molecular Genetics of Development, which began at the University of Adelaide before expanding into the ANU following Professor Saint's move there in 2002 to take up the position of Professor of Molecular Genetics and Evolution.

In 2009 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne. He was elected a Member of the Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network and has been awarded the Julian Wells Medal of the Lorne Genome Conference, the MJD White lectureship of the Genetics Society of Australia and the President's medal of the Aust. New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology. He has been a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts, served on NHMRC Grant Review Panels and the Human Frontier Science Program Grant Review Panel.

From 2012 to 2014 he was a standing member of the Prime Minister's Science Engineering and Innovation Council. His research focuses on the genetic and molecular regulation of cell behaviour during animal development.

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Chromosomal instability causes sensitivity to protein folding stress and ATP depletion

Khan, M., Shaukat, Z., Saint, R. & Gregory, S., 16 Oct 2018, In : Biology Open. 7, 10, 13 p., bio038000.

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    CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis of the white gene in the tephritid pest Bactrocera tryoni

    Choo, A., Crisp, P., Saint, R. B., O'Keefe, L. V. & Baxter, S. W., 2018, In : Journal of Applied Entomology. 142, 1-2, p. 52-58 7 p.

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  • 15 Citations (Scopus)

    Frazzled can act through distinct molecular pathways in epithelial cells to regulate motility, apical constriction, and localisation of E-Cadherin

    Golenkina, S., Chaturvedi, V., Saint, R. B. & Murray, M., 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 3, 20 p., e0194003.

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  • Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase Maintains Glycolysis-driven Growth in Drosophila Tumors

    Hussain, R., Shaukat, Z., Khan, M., Saint, R. & Gregory, S., 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 11 p., 11531.

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    Autophagy regulates the survival of cells with chromosomal instability

    Liu, D., Shaukat, Z., Xu, T., Denton, D., Saint, R. & Gregory, S., 31 Aug 2016, In : Oncotarget. 7, 39, p. 63913-63923 11 p.

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