Prof. Tony Tiganis was educated at The University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD with Prof. Bruce E. Kemp, St Vincent's Institute, Melbourne and undertook post-doctoral training with Prof. Nicholas K. Tonks, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. He established an independent laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University in 2000. He is on the editorial boards of FEBS J. and Mol. Cell. Biol. He leads the Metabolic Disease and Obesity Program at Monash University and is a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. His general research interest is in understanding cellular signaling networks in human disease, with a specific focus on the roles of protein tyrosine phosphatases in metabolism, adaptive immunity and cancer.