Dr Rebecca   Lehmann
Conjoint Associate Lecturer

Dr Rebecca Lehmann

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

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

PhD, University of Adelaide, 2015-2019

 

 

medicine-health
Sch Women's&Children's Health

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. 

Location
Children's Cancer Institute

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Rebecca Lehmann
    Ehteda A; Simon S; Franshaw L; Giorgi FM; Liu J; Hayden E; Rouaen J; Pang CNI; Pandher R; Mayoh C; Tang Y; Khan A; Ung C; Kankean A; Lehmann R; Shen S; Gopalakrishnan A; Trebilcock P; Gurova K; Gudkov A; Norris MD; Haber M; Vittorio O; Tsoli M; Ziegler DS, 2021, 'TARGETING FACILITATES CHROMATIN TRANSCRIPTION (FACT) AS A NOVEL STRATEGY THAT ENHANCES RESPONSE TO HISTONE DEACETYLASE (HDAC) INHIBITION IN DIPG', NEURO-ONCOLOGY, vol. 23, pp. 18 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/neuonc/noab090.075
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Rebecca Lehmann
    Ehteda A; Simon S; Franshaw L; Giorgi FM; Liu J; Joshi S; Rouaen JRC; Pang CNI; Pandher R; Mayoh C; Tang Y; Khan A; Ung C; Tolhurst O; Kankean A; Hayden E; Lehmann R; Shen S; Gopalakrishnan A; Trebilcock P; Gurova K; Gudkov AV; Norris MD; Haber M; Vittorio O; Tsoli M; Ziegler DS, 2021, 'Dual targeting of the epigenome via FACT complex and histone deacetylase is a potent treatment strategy for DIPG', Cell Reports, vol. 35, pp. 108994 - 108994, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2021.108994
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Rebecca Lehmann
    Saville JT; Thai HN; Lehmann RJ; Derrick-Roberts ALK; Fuller M, 2017, 'Subregional brain distribution of simple and complex glycosphingolipids in the mucopolysaccharidosis type I (Hurler syndrome) mouse: impact of diet.', J Neurochem, vol. 141, pp. 287 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jnc.13976
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Rebecca Lehmann
    Saville JT; Lehmann RJ; Derrick-Roberts ALK; Fuller M, 2016, 'Selective normalisation of regional brain bis(monoacylglycero)phosphate in the mucopolysaccharidosis 1 (Hurler) mouse.', Exp Neurol, vol. 277, pp. 68 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2015.12.012
  • Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Dr Rebecca Lehmann
    Ehteda A; Franshaw L; Liu J; Joshi S; Simon S; Pang CNI; Giorgi F; Pandher R; Ung C; Tolhurst O; Mayoh C; Khan A; Hayden E; Gopalakrishnan A; Trebilcock P; Upton D; Lehmann R; George S; Vittorio O; Tsoli M; Gurova K; Gudkov AG; Norris MD; Haber M; Ziegler DS, 2020, 'DIPG-27. TARGETING FACILITATES CHROMATIN TRANSCRIPTION (FACT) AS A NOVEL STRATEGY FOR DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA (DIPG) THAT ENHANCES RESPONSE TO HISTONE DEACETYLASE (HDAC) INHIBITION', in Neuro-Oncology, Oxford University Press (OUP), Vol. 22, pp. iii292 - iii292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/neuonc/noaa222.076

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

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