Adrienne Sullivan

Dr Adrienne Sullivan

Group Leader, Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Adrienne Sullivan is head of the Development and Epigenetics Lab, which seeks to understand the molecular basis for controlling activity of gene enhancers and how this regulation affects the identity, behaviour, and potency of a cell. The selective activation and decommissioning of enhancers through epigenetic remodelling is critical for differentiation of multipotent progenitor cells during development. Conversely, misregulation of enhancers and enhancer remodelling plays a role in carcinogenesis and can underly non-genetic drug resistance in cancer cells. Understanding the molecular biology of these processes and how they produce cellular outcomes is therefore important to understand both development and disease.

  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Fellowship Rutherford-Crick Fellowship, UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Francis Crick Institute United Kingdom -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2017 - 2023 Postdoctoral Researcher Francis Crick Institute United Kingdom
    2017 - 2017 Postdoctoral Training Fellow MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences United Kingdom
    2016 - 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Group Leader, Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics
  • Phone: 83133006
  • Email:
  • Campus: West End Health Precinct
  • Building: AHMS - Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor Sixth Floor
  • Room: 6064
  • Org Unit: School of Biomedicine

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