Bio - Dr Ken Dutton-Regester

Dr Ken Dutton-Regester is a cancer researcher at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute exploring new ways to treat late-stage melanoma.  He is currently a Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator and AMP Foundation Tomorrow Maker.

After completing his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology in 2012, Ken was awarded a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship to learn genome-wide functional approaches at the Broad Institute of Harvard MIT and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Ken is an AMP Tomorrow Fund fellow, a Young Investigator on the Melanoma Research Alliance Team Science Award, and a past-chairperson of the Associate Member Council for the American Association for Cancer Research. 

Besides his research, Ken is extremely passionate about science communication. A national finalist in Famelab and a ‘Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist’ Awardee in 2017, Ken has spoken at a variety events and audiences. In 2019, Ken founded Excite Science, a profit-for-purpose start-up creating fun, portable exhibits and activations that educate the community on complex diseases. The first project of Excite Science was to create the world’s first cancer biology-themed puzzle/escape room as a unique way to educate people about cancer.

For more information about Excite Science and their activations, head here: www.excitescience.org