The long term goal of the Parat laboratory is to provide insight for novel cancer therapies. A basic science team focusses on endothelial and cancer cell migration, invasion, angiogenesis, and specialized plasma membrane subdomains termed caveolae. A translational axis of research evaluates novel mechanisms by which opioids administered to cancer patients modulate the risk of long term tumour recurrence and metastasis. The laboratory is also involved in a number of collaborative projects with other laboratories within the School of Pharmacy as well as other UQ, interstate and international collaborators.

Caveola-forming proteins in cell migration and tumour biology
Opioids and tumour growth and metastasis
Collaborative Research within the School of Pharmacy