Melissa Pitman

Dr Melissa Pitman

Senior Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


  • RAH Research Fund 2019 Florey Fellowship


  • RAH Research Fund 2013 Early Career Fellowship







Research Grants:


  • Ray and Shirl Norman Trust                                                               

“Assessing novel therapeutics for the treatment of chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer”

CIA Pitman MR, Oehler MK, Flynn B, Pitson SM


  • UniSA RTIS funding                                                    

"Nanomedicine to enhance sphingosine kinase 1 targeting in acute myeloid leukaemia and improve patient outcomes​"

Nguyen T, Prestidge C, CIC Pitman MR, Pitson SM


  • Neurosurgical Research Foundation                                                  

Evaluating the use of FTY720 to permeabilise the blood-brain barrier to anti-neoplastic drugs for brain tumour therapy​"

Gliddon B, CIB Pitman MR, Pitson SM


  • RAH Clinical Research Grant                                                              

Harnessing sphingosine kinase regulation of Mcl-1 to re-sensitise chemoresistant ovarian cancer”

CIA Pitman MR, Oehler M, Pitson SM


  • Neurosurgical Research Foundation                                      

“Targeting sphingosine kinases to improve glioblastoma therapy”

Pitson SM, Powell JA, CIC Pitman MR


  • RAH Clinical Research Grant                                                 

 “Defining the CIB2/SK1 axis as a prognostic indicator and chemosensitizing agent in ovarian cancer”

Oehler M, Pitson SM, CIC Pitman MR


  • RAH Clinical Research Grant

"CIB2 as a potential tumour suppressor with prognostic significance in ovarian cancer”

CIA Pitman MR, Oehler M, Pitson SM


$49, 975
  • Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation                                       

“Targeting sphingosine kinase as a therapy for a childhood leukemia”

Pitson SM, CIB Pitman MR, Powell JA, D’Andrea R




  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135980
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Molecular Life Sciences, floor 3
  • Room: 3 37
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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