Researcher

Dr Holly Holliday

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Biography

Dr Holliday is a cell and molecular biologist interested in epigenetics, gene regulation and paediatric cancer therapeutics. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Medical Science majoring in Biochemistry at USyd, graduating with first class honours and the university medal. In 2018 Dr Holliday graduated with a PhD from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of New South Wales. During her candidature she investigated the...view more

Dr Holliday is a cell and molecular biologist interested in epigenetics, gene regulation and paediatric cancer therapeutics. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Medical Science majoring in Biochemistry at USyd, graduating with first class honours and the university medal. In 2018 Dr Holliday graduated with a PhD from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of New South Wales. During her candidature she investigated the helix-loop-helix transcription factor ID4 in mammary gland development. She then undertook a post-doctoral position at the Garvan Institute, researching the therapeutic potential and mechanism of candidate microRNAs in neuroblastoma. She is now based at the Children’s Cancer Institute in the Brain Tumour group where she is investigating the molecular mechanism of epigenetic targeted therapies in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).


My Awards

2020                            Prize for oral presentation at the St Vincent's Campus Post-doc Symposium

2019                            Best rapid-fire talk at Sydney Catalyst International Translational Cancer Research Symposium

2019                            Best rapid-fire talk at Sydney Catalyst Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium

2018                            Poster prize at EMBO Advances in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Conference, Heidelberg, Germany

2018                            Poster prize at Australian Translational Breast Cancer Symposium,

2017                            Best student talk at ANZSCDB NSW Cells and Development Meeting

2017                            Poster prize at Lorne Cancer Conference

2017                            Poster prize at Australian Translational Breast Cancer Symposium

2014 – 2018              Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, valued at $25,392 p.a. (3.5 years)

2014 – 2018              UNSW Research Excellence Award, valued at $10,000 p.a. (3.5 years)

2013                            University of Sydney Medal for placing first in cohort

2013                            David J Monk Adams Award for academic proficiency in Physiology, valued at $1,500

2013                            Physiology Honours Scholarship, valued at $500

2012                            Dean’s List for Academic Excellence (High Distinction Average) and University of Sydney Merit Prize, valued at $1000

2011                            Dean’s List for Academic Excellence (High Distinction Average) and University of Sydney Merit Prize, valued at $1000

2010 – 2013              University of Sydney Access Scholarship, valued at $6,000 p.a. (4 years)


My Research Activities

Paediatric Oncology

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

Molecular and cell biology

Development biology

Gene regulation

Epigenetics

 

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Location

Children's Cancer Institute,
Lowy Cancer Research Centre,
UNSW Australia
Randwick 2031 Australia

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