Dr Danxi Zhu is a member of the Cancer Genetics and Functional Genomics Research group in the Centre for Cancer Research.

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Dr Danxi Zhu from the Cancer Genetics and Functional Genomics Research Group at Hudson Institute

Areas of interest

Bowel cancer Childhood cancer Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC)

Research group

Cancer Genetics and Functional Genomics


Dr Danxi Zhu works with the Cancer Genetics and Functional Genomics research group as a postdoctoral researcher. She utilises state-of-the-art genetically engineered mouse models, organoid models, and molecular biology techniques to elucidate the functions of Mediator kinases.

Dr Zhu also works with the Next Generation Precision Medicine team, led by Prof Ron Firestein.

Dr Zhu received her Master of Medicine from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. She then commenced her PhD in 2019 at Monash University in the Cancer Genetics and Functional Genomics lab, supervised by Prof Ron Firestein. Her study focused on exploring the role of Mediator kinases in intestinal homeostasis and colorectal cancer.  Dr Zhu was awarded her PhD in 2023, and she continues her work as a postdoctoral scientist, finishing additional work to map the function of CDK8/19 in the context of colon cancer tumour initiation.

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