Dr. Annemiek Beverdam is a developmental geneticist with special interest in epidermal development and regeneration in the mouse, and in the genetic basis of human regenerative skin disease. She obtained her PhD in the lab of Dr Frits Meijlink at the prestigious Hubrecht Institute in The Netherlands. Subsequently, she performed her postdoctoral research in the labs of Dr Giovanni Levi in Italy, Professor Peter Koopman at the IMB in Brisbane, and Professor Brian Key at UQ. Currently, she is Lecturer in Anatomy and Head of the Developmental and Regenerative Dermatology Laboratory at the University of New South Wales. The primary research focus of her lab is the genetic and molecular context in which Yes-associated protein (YAP) functions to control normal epidermal homeostasis, how these processes go awry in regenerative skin diseases such as skin cancer and eczema, and to identify avenues to cure these disorders. Her research is part of a larger, long-term and ambitious goal to identify key genes linking stem cell biology to organ size and growth and is currently funded by the NHMRC.
Link to Laboratory page: https://research.unsw.edu.au/projects/dr-annemiek-beverdam
Ms Anne-Marie Mooney, BSc Hons. Research Assistant.
Mr Bassem Akladios, PhD student, University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)
Ms Veronica Mendoza, PhD student, FINCyT scholarship (Peru) and TFS scholarship (UNSW)
Ms Lakshini Ranganathan, BHons student
Ms Yvonne Gathier, Research Intern from University of Groningen, The Netherlands