Tony Cesare is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, and head of the Genome Integrity Unit at the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). He trained as a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as a USA National Science Foundation International Research Fellow at CMRI, and as an NIH Post-doctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, California).
Prof Cesare directs a cell and molecular biology research program that investigates how healthy human cells maintain genome stability and the consequences when these processes fail. His research team is known for their work in telomere biology and chromosome end protection. They also explore how cells respond to treats that arise during DNA replication and the mechanisms of cell death induced by genomic instability and cancer therapy.