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Dr Sandra Medic


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8)  6304 2783 , Email:, Campus: JO, Room: JO17.309,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 2783  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO17.309  


Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2011 .


Recent Research Grants

  • PAX3-mediated melanocytic response to environmental factors,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $25,000.
  • What happens to PAX3 role in melanoma?,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Grant - Early Career Investigator,  2012 - 2013,  $24,759.
  • Neon Transfection System and Biomedical Research Grade -30oC Freezer for Alzheimer?s and Melanoma Research,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Equipment Grant 2011,  2012,  $10,927.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Reid, A., Millward, M., Pearce, R., Lee, M., Frank, M., Ireland, A., Monshizadeh, L., Rai, T., Heenan, P., Medic, S., Kumarasinghe, P., Ziman, M., (2013), Markers of circulating tumour cells in the peripheral blood of patients with melanoma correlate with disease recurrence and progression. British Journal of Dermatology, 168(1), 85-92, DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12057.
  • Dye, DE., Medic, S., Ziman, M., Coombe, DR., (2013), Melanoma Biomolecules: Independently Identified but Functionally Intertwined. Frontiers in Oncology, September(n/a), n/a, Frontiers in Oncology online.
  • Medic, S., Rizos, H., Ziman, M., (2011), Differential PAX3 functions in normal skin melanocytes and melanoma cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 411(4), 832-837, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.07.053.
  • Medic, S., Ziman, M., (2010), PAX3 expression in normal skin melanocytes and melanocytic lesions (naevi and melanomas). PLoS One, 5(4), e9977, United States, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009977.
  • Medic, S., Ziman, M., (2009), PAX3 across the spectrum: from melanoblasts to melanoma. Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 44(2-3), 85-97.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Human Biology),  Pax3 Expression, Protein Modifications And Downstream Target Gene Profiling In Melanocytes And Melanoma Cells.
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