The annual UTS Alumni Awards program celebrates the exceptional achievements of our most outstanding alumni. Be inspired by this year’s winners who are making their mark here in Australia and around the world.
2019 - Professor Maria Kavallaris
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical), 1989
Director, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine
Professor and Head of Tumour Biology and Targeting program, Children’s Cancer Institute
UTS Chancellor's Award for Excellence & Science Award 2019
Professor Maria Kavallaris AM received the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s Award for Excellence as well as the Science Award, in recognition of her innovative work treating childhood cancers with nanotechnology.
Chancellor Catherine Livingstone spoke highly of Kavallaris’ achievements in her life and career.
“Having overcome cancer in her youth, she has dedicated her professional life to helping more children and adults survive cancer,” said Chancellor Livingstone. “She has made a number of world-first discoveries in understanding how cancer cells become resistant to commonly-used chemotherapy drugs, and how such resistance can be reversed.”