Professor Creaney is the Scientific Director of NCARD, leading a group of around 35 researchers and staff to conduct asbestos-related disease research in search of novel therapies, methods of detection, and prevention.
In addition to her role as Director, Jenette is Head of the Biomarkers and Discovery unit of NCARD. The group is investigating biomarkers for improved diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients with mesothelioma and lung cancer. She is also the Manager of the Biobank, a collection of biological samples from pleural disease patients and their families for use in research.
Jenette received her PhD in 1995 from La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia), and has worked in the cancer and immunology fields as a molecular biologist and protein chemist since. Jenette returned to Australia from the US in 1999 to work with Professor Bruce Robinson in Perth, on principally the marker discovery projects. The work from the group includes the seminal work on the biomarker mesothelin for use in patients with mesothelioma. Her current research focus includes developing new personalised treatment approaches for cancer through neoantigen targeting.
Jenette has received several prestigious awards for her work in science including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship and iMig’s Young Investigator Award.