Eastern Clinical Research Unit

    Research areas

  • Cancer Biology, Cellular Biology, Clinical Trial, Demethylation Agents, Diabetes, Epigenetics, Glucagon-Like, Endothelial Cells, Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors, Molecular Biology, Translational Research, Vascular Biology, Vascular Disease


Associate Professor Dear completed his medical degree, with honours, at Monash University. He continued his clinical training at the Alfred and Box Hill Hospital campuses and currently holds an appointment at Eastern Health as a clinical consultant in Vascular Medicine. Associate Professor Dear obtained his PhD from Monash University for research examining the molecular biological control of components of the plasminogen activating system.

Associate Professor Dear heads the Eastern Clinical Research Unit (ECRU) Translational Research Division Laboratory at Monash University, Department of Medicine, Eastern Health Clinical School.

Associate Professor Dear is involved in numerous scientific collaborations with national and international research groups focusing on translational research programmes in several clinical disciplines.

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Research interests

The ECRU Translational Research Division laboratory is based at the Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University Department of Medicine. Within the laboratory I supervise a research team involved in in vitro and in vivo evaluation of novel HDACi's and a number of other translational research projects. The research team consists of Dr Hong Bin Liu (Post Doctoral Research Fellow), Dr Yushan Hu (Post Doctoral Research Fellow), past and present BSc (Hons) and PhD students. The laboratory is funded through competitive granting agencies together with pharmaceutical company research grants.

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