Luke Selth

Dr Luke Selth

Senior Research Fellow - DRMCRL

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Associate Professor Luke Selth

Luke Selth is an Associate Professor at Flinders University and has an Adjunct Associate Professor position associated with the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories (DRMCRL), Adelaide Medical School. He is a Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Principal Cancer Research Fellow in the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI), where he leads the Prostate Cancer Research Group. He is also member of the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing (FCMHW) and sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the South Australian Genomics Centre.

Research in the Selth lab focuses on two aspects of prostate cancer development and progression. The first is aimed at investigating the mechanisms underlying continued androgen signalling in lethal forms of prostate cancer. The second involves research into the role of microRNAs in prostate carcinogenesis and metastasis and their use as potential biomarkers of disease. These research programs utilise contemporary "omic" techniques to better understand prostate cancer at the molecular level.

Selth is a past Young Investigator of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (USA). His research is currently funded by competitive grants from various bodies, including Cancer Council SA, Cancer Australia, Movember and The Hospital Research Foundation.

A range of PhD and Honours projects are available in Selth's lab for motivated students - please contact him directly at luke.selth@flinders.edu.au if you are interested.

 

 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Associate Professor Flinders University
    2019 - ongoing Adjunct Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2019 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2014 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2009 Post-doctoral Fellow Cancer Research UK London Research Institute
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Fellowship Endeavour Research Fellowship
    2015 Research Award Australian Society for Medical Research Leading Light Award (finalist)
    2013 Award South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award
    2012 Award Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award
    2011 Award Millennium Sciences Award (Lorne Genome Conference)
    2011 Award Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Young Investigator Award
    2010 Award International Conference Award University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences
    2005 Fellowship European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Long-Term Fellowship
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2000 Flinders University Australia B. Biotechnology (Honours)
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Pathological parameters of positive surgical margins Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Athul Francis John
    2019 Principal Supervisor Elucidating the Interplay Between Androgen Receptor Signalling and Lipid Metabolism in Prostate Cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Meiwen Danielle Fang
    2018 Co-Supervisor Female Germline Formation During Plant Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dayton Christopher Bird
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Extreme Activation of Androgen Receptor for Prostate Cancer Therapy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammadreza Alizadeh Ghodsi
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying androgen-regulated lipid metabolism in prostate cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Raj Kumar Shrestha
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Role of MicroRNA-194 in Prostate Cancer Progression Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rayzel Candida Fernandes
    2014 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Curcumin Action in Prostate Cancer Cells and Fibroblasts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lauren Giorgio
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor MicroRNA Mediated Gene Regulation in Cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Qingqing Wang
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Elucidating the Molecular Action of Synthetic Heat Shock Protein 90 Inhibitors in Prostate Cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Heather Krista Armstrong
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Role of microRNA-194 and microRNA-375 in Prostate Cancer Metastasis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rajdeep Das
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Combinatorial Targeting of the Androgen Receptor for Prostate Cancer Therapy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sarah Carter
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Adelaide Health and Medical School Research Reference Group
    2015 - ongoing Member Faculty of Health Sciences Early/Mid Career Researcher Working Group University of Adelaide
    2014 - ongoing Member University of Adelaide Institutional Biosafety Committee University of Adelaide
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Endocrine-Related Cancer
    2015 - ongoing Editor Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
  • Position: Senior Research Fellow - DRMCRL
  • Phone: 83137860
  • Email: luke.selth@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 8
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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