Maija Kohonen-Corish

Profile photo of Maija Kohonen CorishProfessor Maija Kohonen-Corish leads the lung cancer program at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney Australia.

She has a long track record of discovery in cancer research, including Lynch Syndrome, translational research in colon and lung tumours and the development of mouse cancer models.

She completed her PhD in human genetics at John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra. She then established one of the first laboratories in Australia to identify mismatch repair gene mutations in Lynch Syndrome families (1991 – 2000).

She was the head of colon and lung cancer research at Garvan Institute of Medical Research 2002- 2018.

She is currently investigating the role of the microbiome in cancer and its links to the efficacy of immunotherapy, in collaboration with the Microbiome Research Centre at University of New South Wales, Sydney.