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Dr Kenneth Ewan 

 I obtained my BSc. from the University of Sydney, Sydney Australia in Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology in 1987 and my Ph.D from the Department of Physiology, University of Western Australia in 1995 on the topic of somitic cell migration. Following short research positions at the University of Sydney and at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, I commenced a postdoc with Dr. Barcellos-Hoff at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA in 1999. Here, I worked on the role of TGF-β1 in the mammary gland finding that a) ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone induce activation of TGF-β1 in the ER/PR positive cells of the mammary gland resulting in inhibition of their proliferation and b) TGF-β1beta1 mediates the cellular response to ionising radiation induced DNA damage via the activation of p53.

I joined Cardiff University in the laboratory of Prof. Trevor Dale in 2004.