Professor Tony Tiganis

Tony is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute whose international reputation is built around his expertise in the cell communication networks referred to as cellular signalling. He leads a multidisciplinary research program with a focus on metabolism, obesity and type 2 diabetes, however his own work also tackles other health issues including adaptive immunity and cancer.

Tony was educated at The University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD with Professor Bruce E Kemp at St Vincent's Institute, Melbourne. In 1995 he was awarded a NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship and undertook post-doctoral training with Professor Nicholas K Tonks at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. He established an independent laboratory at Monash University in 2000 as a Monash University Logan Fellow and NHMRC RD Wright Fellow. 

Tony currently heads the Metabolic Disease and Obesity Program of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and leads the Cellular Signalling and Human Disease Laboratory within Monash University's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and leads the Cellular Signalling and Metabolism group at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.