About Dr Kimberley Beaumont

I want to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying melanoma progression and invasive behaviour, in order to find novel therapeutic targets. In my research I use a variety of tools including confocal and multiphoton microscopy, 3D cell culture models and mouse models

Dr Beaumont received her PhD from the University of Queensland in 2009. In her previous work she published several high impact papers on the function of Melanocortin-1 Receptor variants, which are associated with red hair, fair skin and skin cancer risk. In 2011 she moved to the Centenary Institute and is now focused on investigating the mechanisms underlying melanoma progression. In 2013 she received a young investigator project grant from Cancer Australia to study intracellular protein trafficking pathways in melanoma. Dr Beaumont has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences, and has previously supervised honours and masters students.

Together with Associate Professor Nikolas Haass, Kimberley is currently leading the Experimental Melanoma Therapy sub-group within the Immune Imaging Program (headed by Professor Wolfgang Weninger).

Selected publications

For a full list of publications please see Dr Beaumont's Sydney Medical School profile page: link here