Research Themes



BSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Sonia Yip

Senior Research Fellow & Translational Research Lead

Dr Sonia Yip is a Senior Research Fellow and the Translational Research Lead of Oncology at the CTC. She has high level input into the design and development of translational research studies of investigator-initiated clinical trials in oncology. She leads the Translational Research team in the implementation of these studies.

Sonia obtained her PhD in molecular biology in signal transduction pathways in breast cancer and CML (Garvan Institute and placement at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard). She has over 10+ years’ experience in the oncology clinical trials (PhI-III) and translational research in public health, academia and industry in the UK & Australia.  She established and managed the SE London Cancer Research Network of the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) and a Preclinical and Translational Research Group at a multinational pharmaceutical company.

Sonia currently works with national cancer co-operative trials groups and research laboratories to develop biomarker studies of trials in solid tumours. She teaches the Biomarkers Studies module of the Master of Clinical Trials, at the University of Sydney and is course co-ordinator.

Sonia co-leads the national translational research study, AUTO-CHECK across multiple tumour types looking at molecular determinants of immune related adverse events. She is a project team member for the Cancer Australia-funded Genomics Cancer Clinical Trials Initiative (GCCTI).


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