Researcher

Dr Rebecca Lehmann

Biography

Dr. Rebecca Lehmann is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain Tumour group at the Children's Cancer Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Rayner and A/Prof David Ziegler. Rebecca graduated from a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2013 from the University of Adelaide with First Class Honours, and received her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2019. During her PhD candidature, Rebecca investigated the mechanisms underlying...view more

Dr. Rebecca Lehmann is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain Tumour group at the Children's Cancer Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Rayner and A/Prof David Ziegler. Rebecca graduated from a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2013 from the University of Adelaide with First Class Honours, and received her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2019. During her PhD candidature, Rebecca investigated the mechanisms underlying the severe neurological pathology of the paediatric neurodegenerative disease, Mucopolysaccharidosis, examining the effects of increased heparan sulphate content and aberrant sulphation patterning on stem cell differentiation. In 2019, following completion of her PhD, Rebecca started as a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain Tumour Group at the Children's Cancer Institute. Her work focuses on identifying new treatments for children with the universally lethal brain tumour, Diffuse Midline Glioma, and other hard to treat childhood brain tumours. 


My Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (BiomedSc), University of Adelaide, 2010-2012

Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Adelaide, 2013

PhD, University of Adelaide, 2015-2019

 

 


My Awards

2018    Fresh Science Competition South Australian Finalist

2018    Hospital Research Foundation BioMed City Travel Award 

2018    National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia Travel Award

2018    Walter and Dorothy Duncan Trust Travel Grant 

2017    Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Prize

2017    Australasian Society of Stem Cell Research (ASSCR) Travel Award

2015    Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ) Travel Award

2015    Australian Postgraduate Award (PhD Scholarship)

2013    University of Adelaide Molecular and Biomedical Science Honours Scholarship


My Research Activities

1. Determining the efficacy of CDK4/6 inhibitor combination treatments for Diffuse Midline Glioma

2. Identifying new treatments for BRAF/MEK inhibitor resistant paediatric brain tumours

3. Identifying treatments for H3K27M wild type DIPG tumours

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Location

Children's Cancer Institute

Publications

by Dr Rebecca Lehmann