Dr Yash Chhabra

Postdoctoral Research Officer

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine


Research Interests

  • Cytokine Receptor Structure and Signal Transduction
  • Growth Hormone Receptor Signalling in Cancer, Metabolism and Longevity
  • GHR interaction with JAK kinases
  • GHR interaction with Src Family Kinases
  • GHR and lipid interaction
  • GHR role in liver regeneration
  • Tumour metabolism in cutaneous melanoma
  • STAT signalling in melanoma


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Biotechnology, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Brooks, Andrew, Dai, W., O'Mara, M. L., Abankwa, D., Chhabra, Y., Pelekanos, R. A., Gardon, O., Tunny, K. A., Blucher, K. M., Morton, C. J., Parker, M. W., Sierecki, E., Gambin, Y., Gomez, G. A., Alexandrov, K., Wilson, I. A., Doxastakis, M., Mark, A. E. and Waters, M. J. (2016). Going downstream - how does GH binding activate JAK2. In: Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia, Adelaide, Australia, (16-16). 23-26 August, 2015. doi:10.1111/cen.13010

  • Brooks, Andrew J, Chhabra, Yash, Abankwa, Daniel, O’Mara, Megan, Dai, Wei, Gardon, Olivier, Tunny, Kathryn A., Blucher, Kristopher M., Morton, Craig J., Parker, Michael W., Sierecki, Emma, Gambin, Yann, Guillermo A. Gomez, Alexandrov, Kirill Kirill, Doxastakis, Manolis, Mark, Alan E. and Waters, Michael J. (2014). A new cytokine receptor activation paradigm: Activation of JAK2 by the growth hormone receptor. In: SI: 2014 ICIS Abstract Issue, ICIS Conference. 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS), Melbourne, VIC Australia, (22-22). 26 - 29 October 2014. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2014.07.227

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision