Justin van Laar Memorial Fund

The Van Laar family has established a Memorial Fund in the name of Justin van Laar who died at a young age from cancer.

This fund has as its primary aim, the support of projects and programs related to cancer research and support of those being treated for cancer in all its various forms.

Justin’s elder brother, Ryan, works in cancer research.  He obtained his Ph.D, Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Melbourne, after achieving his Bachelor of Science (Honours), Biotechnology at Deakin University.

Ryan has worked as a Research Assistant & PhD Student at the Peter MacCallum Institute in Melbourne; as a Senior Bioinformatician at Agendia BV in Amsterdam; and now works in New York as a Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.  His specialty is cancer gene expression research.