Margaret Centenera

Dr Margaret Centenera

Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Centenera is a Research Fellow in the Prostate Cancer Research Group located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Her research is focused on improving treatments for men with prostate cancer. This involves understanding and targeting the androgen receptor in prostate cancer cells, and identifying more accurate markers for monitoring patient response to current and emerging prostate cancer therapeutics. Dr Centenera is an expert in patient-derived explants as a preclinical model of prostate cancer.

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2015 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Young Investigator University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Officer University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2008 Research Associate University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Invitation Markers in Cancer Diagnostic Development Tutorial American Society of Clinical Oncology United States
    2015 Award School of Medicine Travel Grant University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 Award Beat Cancer Project Travel Award South Australia Heart and Medical Research Institute Australia
    2012 Fellowship School of Medicine Travel Grants University of Adelaide Australia
    2010 Award Travel Grant Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Australia
    2008 Recognition Letter of Commendation-PhD Thesis Examiner University of Adelaide Australia
    2006 Award School of Molecular and Biomedical Science Postgraduate Conference Travel Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2004 Award Travel Award The Lorne Cancer Conference
    2004 Scholarship Faculty of Health Sciences PhD Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2003 Scholarship Honours Research Scholarhip The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
    2003 Recognition Best Honours Presentation The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 - 2008 Department of Physiology Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2003 - 2003 Department of Physiology Australia Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours
    1997 - 2001 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Science
  • Research Interests

Date Project Investigators Funding body Amount

2018 - 2020

Novel co-extinction strategies for treatment of prostate cancer Butler LM, Lynn DJ, Hayes VM, Horvath LG, Mills IG, Centenera MM Cancer Australia $596,409
2015 - 2017 Exploiting alterations in lipid metabolism to improve diagnosis, treatment and molecular imaging of prostate cancer

Butler LM, Swinnen JV, Tilley WD, Scott AM, Hoy AJ and Wittert GA

Co-Leads: Centenera MM, Selth LA, Dhomen N, Soekmadji C

Movember Foundation / Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (MRTA3 $3,250,000
2015 - 2017 Molecular hallmarks of heat shock protein 90 inhibition in prostate cancer Butler LM, Daly R, Tilley WD, Horvath LG, Centenera MM Cancer Australia (APP1085471) $553,483 
2013 - 2015 Explant technology for biomarker discovery of androgen receptor targeted therapies

Centenera MM

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Young Investigator Grant (YIG0412) $450,000
2013 Evaluation of biomarkers of response to Hsp90 inhibition in human prostate cancer Centenera MM and Butler LM Royal Adelaide Hospital Clinical Project Grant $40,000
2012 - 2014 Exploiting metabolic alterations to more accurately monitor prostate cancer therapy Butler LM, Centenera MM, Claessens F, Swinnen J Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia New Directions Development Award (NDDA 2711)

$299,817  

2011 Identification of biomarkers of response to Hsp90 inhibition in human prostate cancer. Centenera MM, Butler LM and Tilley WD. Royal Adelaide Hospital Clinical Project Grant $25,000

 

Medical students

Alyssa Fitzpatrick (co-supervisor), Summer Scholarship (2010), MBBS Year 4&5 Research component (2010-11), University of Adelaide

Undergraduate student co-supervision of laboratory-based research projects

Sean Burton (2007) Physiology III, Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide

MJ Vink, BJ Rositano, EF Jackson (2011) Structural Cell Biol III, Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide

Shinjie Wong (2013) Summer Scholarship, University of Adelaide

Roseanna Hunter (2014) Summer Scholarship, Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, University of Adelaide

K Bremert, C Webber, L Day (2015) Investigative Cell Biol II, Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide

Kayla Bremert (2016) Summer Scholarship, University of Adelaide

Teaching & assessment

Practical supervisor/tutor/assessor (2004) University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Science, Biology I

Practical supervisor/tutor/assessor (2005) University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Science, Physiology III

Examiner Honours students (2007-10) University of Adelaide, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Poster award judge (2009-11) The Australian Society for Medical Research, South Australian Meeting

Guest lecturer (2016-current) University of Adelaide, School of Medicine, Integrative Cell Biology – 1 lecture/year

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member School of Medicine Early/Mid-Career Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Faculty of Health Sciences Low Risk Human Research Ethics Committee University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 81284361
  • Email: margaret.centenera@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI - Prostate Cancer Research Group, floor 5
  • Org Unit: Medicine

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