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Joan Heath

Honorary
Surgery - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Zebrafish; Intestinal development; Colon cancer genetics
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
mice
humans
zebrafish
biochemistry & molecular biology
signal transduction
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A/Prof

Joan Heath

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Vertebrate Genetics and Development
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A/Prof

Joan Heath

 

I use zebrafish, mice and cell culture models to make important contributions to our understanding of the genetic mechanisms that regulate the growth of tissues during development. My lab has shown that genes encoding components of multi‐subunit complexes that mediate transcription, pre‐mRNA splicing, ribosomal biogenesis and nuclear pore formation are indispensable for the rapid proliferation of cells during development and in cancer.

A major focus of our current research is to establish whether one of the processes highlighted by our work: minor class splicing, represents a bone fide target for cancer therapy.

I am the current President of the Zebrafish Disease Models Society, an international association of >350 scientists dedicated to the advancement of basic and clinical research using zebrafish disease models.

www.wehi.edu.au/people/joan-heath

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

1989

American Society of Bone and Mineral Research

1989

International Conferernce on Calcium Regulating Hormones

1984

British Society for Dental Research

3

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Surgery - Royal Melbourne Hospital

Honorary

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Education


Bachelor of Arts

University of Cambridge

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Cambridge