Dr Dannielle Upton is currently undertaking postdoctoral research at the Children's Cancer Institute (CCI) in the Brain Tumour Research Group under the guidance of Dr Maria Tsoli and A/Prof David Ziegler. Her current research aims to improve treatments for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG). Dannielle has a PhD in Reproductive biology and cancer obtained through the University of Sydney (Sydney Medical School) and the ANZAC Research Institute. During her PhD studies she examined the role of FSH in reproductive aging, health and cancer development. Since completing her PhD in 2017, Dannielle planned and executed an ARC funded project at the Brain and Mind Research Institute as a Graduate Research Assistant investigating the effects of anaesthesia on brain biochemistry. Dannielle is an experienced teaching associate and casual academic through the University of Technology with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She was a selected attendee of the highly competitive Frontiers in Reproduction course in 2016 at the Marine Biological Laboratory and has since returned as a Chief Research Facilitator for the course in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Dr Dannielle Upton was awarded a University Postgraduate award scholarship during her PhD studies.
She has been awarded travel scholarships including:
She was also awarded the Frontiers in Reproductive Biology Scholarship (2016), James Kentley Memorial Scholarship (2016) and Royston George Brooker Scholarship (2016) to attend the Frontiers in Reproductive Biology Course.
During her research career she was been awarded presentation awards such as:
High Throughput screening approaches to find new treatments for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas
Utilizing single cell RNA sequencing to examine Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas and the blood brain barrier
Levi's Project: A future for kids with DIPG