• 681 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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Dr Melissa Cantley is a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow working in the Myeloma Research Laboratory at the University of Adelaide and a Faculty Research Fellow located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her research interests revolve around bone cell biology and role of the complex bone microenvironment in disease. This includes the blood cancer multiple myeloma and understanding the role of the bone microenvironment in progression from pre-cancerous stages. She also focuses on drug targeting of bone loss in chronic inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), University of Adelaide

Bachelor's Degree, The University of Adelaide

External positions

BLiSS Adelaide Chapter Communications Chair

2020 → …

ANZBMS Early Career Investigator Committee (ECIC) Co-Chair


NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, University of Adelaide



  • Multiple myeloma
  • bone loss
  • bone microenvironment
  • bone biology
  • smouldering myeloma
  • periodontitis
  • biomarkers

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Research Output

  • 681 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 4 Review article

Histone deacetylases 1 and 2 inhibition suppresses cytokine production and osteoclast bone resorption in vitro

Algate, K., Haynes, D., Fitzsimmons, T., Romeo, O., Wagner, F., Holson, E., Reid, R., Fairlie, D., Bartold, P. & Cantley, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 121, 1, p. 244-258 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mixed effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on joint inflammation, bone loss and gastrointestinal inflammation in a murine model of collagen antibody-induced arthritis

Williams, B., Tsangari, E., Stansborough, R., Marino, V., Cantley, M., Dharmapatni, A., Gibson, R., Perilli, E. & Crotti, T., 1 Feb 2017, In : Inflammopharmacology. 25, 1, p. 55-68 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Osteoclast-Associated Receptor (OSCAR) Distribution in the Synovial Tissues of Patients with Active RA and TNF-α and RANKL Regulation of Expression by Osteoclasts In Vitro

Dharmapatni, A. A. S. S. K., Algate, K., Coleman, R., Lorimer, M., Cantley, M., Smith, M. D., Wechalekar, M. D. & Crotti, T. N., 1 Oct 2017, In : Inflammation. 40, 5, p. 1566-1575 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Yeast RNA extract suppresses human osteoclast resorption in vitro

Cantley, M., Rainsford, K. D. & Haynes, D. R., 1 Oct 2017, In : Inflammopharmacology. 25, 5, p. 571-576 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Class I and II histone deacetylase expression in human chronic periodontitis gingival tissue

Cantley, M., Dharmapatni, A. A. S. S. K., Algate, K., Crotti, T. N., Bartold, P. M. & Haynes, D. R., 1 Apr 2016, In : Journal of periodontal research. 51, 2, p. 143-151 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)