Dr Heidi Hilton is an early career researcher who has worked in the field of mammary gland biology and breast cancer for the last 13 years. After completing a PhD at the Garvan Institute in 2009, she moved to the Centre for Cancer Research at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research. Her current research interests are in breast cancer cell biology, with a focus on investigating the role of the hormone, progesterone, in both the normal human breast and in breast cancer. She was the lead author on several recent publications and, as an early career researcher, is continuing to build a profile in the breast cancer research field. She has been awarded a number of awards, prizes, ande external peer-reviewed grants to support both her own salary and her research, as well as receiving invitations to speak at national and international conferences. Heidi takes a keen interest in promoting and advocating the importance of medical research, and was the Convenor of the NSW State Branch Committee of the Australian Society for Medical Research (2014-2015). Heidi is currently a National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Development Fellow.
Endocrinology, Breast cancer, Cell biology