Amy Dwyer

Dr Amy Dwyer

Research Fellow- DRMCRL

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Amy R. Dwyer is a Research Fellow at the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories (DRMCRL), Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide. In 2016 Dr Dwyer was awarded her PhD at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of Dr. Fiona J. Pixley, PhD, MBBS. Her research project was focused on elucidating Src Family Kinase signaling in tumour-associated macrophages (TAM) and how they mediate TAM motility; this work resulted in 4 first author and 3 co-author peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Dwyer subsequently undertook Postdoctoral Research training at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, under the guidance of Dr. Carol A. Lange, PhD. Here, Dr. Dwyer focused on steroid and growth factor receptor signaling as part of unexpected or unique transcriptional complexes in breast cancer progression. In 2019 Dr. Dwyer moved to the DRMCRL where she continues to work on steroid receptor signaling in breast biology and cancer.

CTSI Translational Research Development Program Fellow
University of Minnesota, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
2018 - 2020

PHAR2210 Ethical Conduct Tutorials
Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia
2014 - 2016

PHAR3311 & 3321 Pharmacology Methods
Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia
2012 - 2016

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Role of the GATA3 transcription factor on AR signalling In ER-positive breast cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Leila HosseinZadeh
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2017 - ongoing MD/PhD Student University of Minnesota Carlos Perez Kerkvliet
    2014 - 2014 Honours Student University of Western Australia Eloise Greenland
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Steering Committee Great Lakes Nuclear Receptor Conference 2018 University of Minnesota United States
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member American Association of Cancer Research United States
    2016 - ongoing Member Endocrine Society United States
    2016 - ongoing Member Graduate Women in Science United States
    2013 - 2016 Member Australian Society of Cell and Developmental Biology Australia
  • Position: Research Fellow- DRMCRL
  • Phone: 83132946
  • Email: amy.dwyer@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 8
  • Room: WS8050.03
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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