Executive Committee – Parkville Representative

David Nash



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The Parkville Campus Representative initiates campus-based activities, identifies issues pertaining specifically to their campus and ensures the interests of Parkville–based graduate students are represented at the MGAEC and within the broader university. The Parkville Campus Representative also maintains the relationship between the Parkville Postgraduate Association and the MGA.

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I’m a PhD student at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, working within the Cancer Neural-Immunology Lab. My project investigates the effect of radiotherapy on nerves in breast cancer. As nerves turn off the anti-cancer immune response, I hope to be able to enhance the effect of radiotherapy by silencing nerves in the tumour.

Previously, I completed my Bachelor of Science at the Clayton campus of Monash in 2017, majoring in physiology and pharmacology. I undertook my Honours in 2018 at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute where I remained for another year as a research assistant looking at the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. It was during this time that a passion for research was ingrained in me, eventually transferring to cancer research.

This is my first year with the MGA, which I was drawn towards after commencing my studies during lockdown. As Parkville is rather separate from the other campuses, I hope to be involved with increasing awareness of the services and facilities on offer at Parkville.

Beyond my PhD, I am the Chair of the ASCEPT Student Committee. I am a teaching associate for first year units with the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science courses and I work as a scientist mentor for the Gene Technology Access Centre, mentoring high school students in life sciences.

Personal Interests

I play footy on my weekends and run when I can. I live in regional Victoria so appreciate anything involving the outdoors, from gardening to skiing!

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