Dr Melanie Robitaille

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
m.robitaille@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61856

Overview

Dr Robitaille works within a research team known as the Calcium Signalling Cancer Research Laboratory. This team research focus on identifying and validating new targets for drug development in cancer.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Université de Montréal

Publications

  • Hua, Trinh, Robitaille, Mélanie, Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2023). The intersection between cysteine proteases, Ca2+ signalling and cancer cell apoptosis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research, 1870 (7) 119532, 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2023.119532

  • Bong, Alice H., Gieniec, Krystyna A., Sadras, Francisco, Robitaille, Mélanie, Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J., Davis, Felicity M. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2023). Abstract 3629: Calcium signalling and the breast cancer microenvironment. 114th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Orlando, FL United States, 14-19 April 2023. Philadelphia, PA United States: American Association for Cancer Research. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.am2023-3629

  • So, Choon Leng, Robitaille, Mélanie and Monteith, Gregory R. (2023). TRPV4 and the paradox of faster cellular migration rates in more viscous extracellular fluids. Cell Calcium, 109 102685, 1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2022.102685

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Campden, Rhiannon, Petrin, Darlaine, Robitaille, Melanie, Audet, Nicolas, Gora, Sarah, Angers, Stephane and Hebert, Terence E. (2015). Tandem affinity purification to identify cytosolic and nuclear Gβγ-interacting proteins. Nuclear G-protein coupled receptors. (pp. 161-184) edited by Bruce G. Allen and Terence E. Hébert. New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1755-6_14

  • Petrin, Darlaine, Robitaille, Melanie and Hebert, Terence E. (2011). Real-time BRET assays to measure G protein/effector interactions. Signal Transduction Protocols . (pp. 245-261) edited by Louis M. Luttrell and Stephen S. G. Ferguson. Totowa, NJ, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-160-4_13

  • Robitaille, Melanie, Heroux, Isabelle, Baragli, Alessandra and Hebert, Terence E. (2009). Novel tools for use in Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (BRET) assays. Bioluminescence: Methods and Protocols. (pp. 215-234) edited by Preston B. Rich and Christelle Douillet. Totowa, NJ, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-321-3_18

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bong, Alice H., Gieniec, Krystyna A., Sadras, Francisco, Robitaille, Mélanie, Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J., Davis, Felicity M. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2023). Abstract 3629: Calcium signalling and the breast cancer microenvironment. 114th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Orlando, FL United States, 14-19 April 2023. Philadelphia, PA United States: American Association for Cancer Research. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.am2023-3629

  • Sadras, Francisco, Stewart, Teneale A., Robitaille, Melanie, Peters, Amelia A., Kalita-de Croft, Priyakshi, Soon, Patsy, Saunus, Jodi M., Lakhani, Sunil R., Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2020). Remodelling of calcium influx pathways in breast cancer associated fibroblasts. 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX United States, 10-14 December 2019. Philadelphia, PA United States: American Association for Cancer Research. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs19-p6-06-15

  • Bong, Alice H. L., Robitaille, Mélanie, Milevskiy, Michael J. G., Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2019). A recently identified ion channel in breast cancer. AuPS/ASB Scientific meeting, Canberra, Australia, 1-4 December 2019.

  • Lim, Darren Z. R. , Chalmers, Silke B. , Robitaille, Melanie , Saunus, Jodi M. , Lakhani, Sunil R. , Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2019). Assessment of Ca2+ channels and pumps in brain-seeking breast cancer cell lines. ASCEPT-PAGANZ Joint Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, 25-29 November 2019. Hamilton Central, QLD, Australia: ASCEPT.

  • Monteith, Greg, Sadras, Francisco, Stewart, Teneale, Robitaille, Melanie, Kalita-de Croft, Priyakshi, Soon, Patsy, Saunus, Jodi, Lakhani, Sunil and Roberts-Thomson, Sarah (2019). Remodeling of calcium influx pathways in models of cancer associated fibroblasts in breast cancer. AACR Annual Meeting on Bioinformatics, Convergence Science, and Systems Biology, Atlanta, GA United States, 29 March - 3 April 2019. Philadelphia, PA United States: American Association for Cancer Research. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.SABCS18-99

  • Sadras, Francisco, Stewart, Teneale A., Robitaille, Melanie, Kalita-de Croft, Priyakshi, Patsy, Soon, Saunus, Jodi M., Makhani, Sunil R., Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J. and Monteith, Gregory R. (2018). Cancer associated fibroblasts undergo a calcium channel switch. Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 27 - 30 November 2018.

  • Chua, Chia C., Hammerlinde, Heinz, Robitaille, Melanie, Roberts-Thomson, Sarah J., Schauder, Helmut and Monteith, Gregory R. (2018). Expression of calcium pumps, channels and channel regulators in a model of therapy resistance in melanoma. Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, Adelaide, SA Australia, 27 - 30 November 2018.

  • Dey, A., Robitaille, M., Remke, M., Maier, C., Malhotra, A., Gregorieff, A., Wrana, J., Taylor, M., Angers, S. and Kenney, A. (2015). Sonic Hedgehog induces YB-1 in a yap-dependent manner to regulate Igf2 expression and proliferation in cerebellar granule neuron progenitors and medulloblastoma cells. 3rd Biennial Conference on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research, San Diego, CA United States, 7-8 May 2015. Cary, NC United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nov061.78

  • Dev, Abhinav, Robitaille, Melanie, Remke, Marc, Faury, Damien, Maier, Caroline, Malhotra, Anshu, Jabado, Nada, Taylor, Michael, Angers, Stephane and Kenney, Anna (2013). Transcriptional regulation at IGF2 promoters and mechanistic insights on induction of IGF2 downstream of yap in SHH medulloblastomas. 4th Quadrennial Meeting of the World-Federation-of-Neuro-Oncology (WFNO) held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Neuro-Oncology (SNO), San Francisco, CA United States, 21-24 November 2013. Cary, NC United States: Oxford University Press.

  • Chiu, Catherine, Robitaille, Melanie, Daulat, Avais, Zhao, Peishen, Chidiac, Peter, Obiero, Josiah and Angers, Stephane (2013). Characterization of a novel protein interactor of galphai suggests its involvement in mitotic spindle orientation. GPCR 2012, -, 2012. London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

  • Robitaille, Melanie and Angers, Stephane (2013). Unraveling 7tm receptor protein interaction landscape by proximity-depdendent biotin-labeling. GPCR 2012, -, 2012. London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

  • Campden, R., Petrin, D., Robitaille, M., Angers, S. and Hebert, T. E. (2013). An unbiased proteomic screen for nuclear G beta gamma subunit interactors. ASCB Annual Meeting 2013, New Orleans, LA United States, 14-18 December 2013. Bethesda, MD United States: American Society for Cell Biology.

  • Monat, C., Chiu, C., Robitaille, M., Daulat, A., Zhao, P., Chidiac, P., Cayouette, M. and Angers, S. (2013). Sapcd2, a novel G alpha i-interacting protein regulating mitotic spindle orientation. ASCB Annual Meeting 2013, New Orleans, LA United States, 14-18 December 2013. Bethesda, MD United States: American Society for Cell Biology.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Melanie Robitaille is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision