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

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ju, R. J., Chhabra, Y., Haass, N. and Stehbens, S. J. (2019). Uncovering microtubule-driven mechanisms of melanoma invasion. In: 46th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft-Dermatologische-Forschung (ADF), Munich Germany, (E101-E101). Mar 13-16, 2019.

  • 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., O’Mara, Megan L., Dai, Wei, Abankwa, Daniel, Chhabra, Yash, Tunny, Kathryn A., Parker, Michael W., Sierecki, Emma, Gambin, Yann, Gomez, Guillermo A., Haxholm, Gitte W., Nikolajsen, Louise F., Doxastakis, Manolis, Mark, Alan E. and Waters, Michael J. (2016). Mechanism of JAK2 Activation by the Archetype Class I Cytokine Receptor, the Growth Hormone Receptor. In: Biophysical Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (31a-31A). 27 February - 2 March 2016. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2015.11.233

  • 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

  • Chhabra, Yash, Wong, Ho Yi, Brooks, Andrew James and Waters, Michael John (2014). The first cancer-associated variant of the growth hormone receptor. In: Endocrine Society's 96th Annual Meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL, United States, (). 21-24 June 2014.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision