Dr Vanessa Tsui, Postdoctoral Researcher, Functional Genomics - funded by Robert Connor Dawes Foundation

Dr Vanessa Tsui is a member of the Centre for Cancer Research.

Dr Vanessa Tsui, Postdoctoral Researcher, Functional Genomics - funded by Robert Connor Dawes Foundation at Hudson Institute

Biography

Dr Vanessa Tsui is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow focusing on functional genomic approaches to identify new therapeutic targets in childhood brain cancers.

Vanessa undertook a Bachelor of Science (Genetics major) and Master of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne. During her Masters, she investigated the role of interleukin-11 in adult glioblastoma. Vanessa completed her PhD with A/Prof Wayne Crismani at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, where she studied Fanconi Anaemia, a disease that predisposes patients to cancer.

At the conclusion of her PhD in 2022, Vanessa joined the Next Generation Precision Medicine program, where she is currently applying innovative genetic technologies to map the functional dependencies in rare forms of childhood brain cancers.

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