Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Shanice Mah is a final year PhD candidate at the Prostate Cancer Research Group at SAHMRI. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) degree from the University of Adelaide in 2016. She was awarded a Master of Philosophy (No Honours) International Student Scholarship by the University of Adelaide to pursue a Master’s degree in 2017 and is a recipient of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health Top-Up Scholarship. Her research candidature was subsequently upgraded from a Master's degree to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medicine on September 2018. Her PhD research is focused on studying the roles of lipid metabolism in prostate cancer development and disease progression to identify new therapeutic drug targets for improving prostate cancer patient outcomes.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award People's Choice PhD Oral Presentation Award Australian Society for Medical Research Australia — 2017 Award Platinum Level of Sponsorship for ABACBS and COMBINE Student Symposium University of Adelaide Australia — 2017 Achievement Selection for the 4th Annual EMBL Australia PhD course, 2017 EMBL Australia Australia — 2017 Scholarship Master of Philosophy (No Honours) International Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia — 2017 Scholarship Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health Master of Philosophy Top-Up Scholarship Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health Australia — 2016 Scholarship Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Scholarship Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Award Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2015 & 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia —
Language Competency Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Malay Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2015 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
Year Citation 2020 Mah, C., Nassar, Z., Swinnen, J., & Butler, L. (2020). Lipogenic effects of androgen signaling in normal and malignant prostate. Asian Journal of Urology, 7(3), 258-270.
2020 Nassar, Z. D., Mah, C. Y., Centenera, M. M., Irani, S., Sadowski, M. C., Scott, J. S., . . . Butler, L. M. (2020). Fatty Acid Oxidation Is an Adaptive Survival Pathway Induced in Prostate Tumors by HSP90 Inhibition.. Molecular cancer research : MCR.
2020 Nassar, Z. D., Mah, C. Y., Dehairs, J., Burvenich, I. J., Irani, S., Centenera, M. M., . . . Butler, L. M. (2020). Human DECR1 is an androgen-repressed survival factor that regulates PUFA oxidation to protect prostate tumor cells from ferroptosis. Elife, 9, e54166-1-e54166-34.
2020 Asare, P., Roscioli, E., Hurtado, P., Tran, H., Mah, C., & Hodge, S. (2020). LC3-Associated Phagocytosis (LAP): A Potentially Influential Mediator of Efferocytosis-Related Tumor Progression and Aggressiveness. Frontiers in Oncology, 10, 14 pages.
2018 Nassar, Z., Aref, A., Miladinovic, D., Mah, C., Raj, G., Hoy, A., & Butler, L. (2018). Peri-prostatic adipose tissue: the metabolic microenvironment of prostate cancer. BJU International, 121(Suppl. 3), 9-21.
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|2019||Adelaide Medical School Research Travel Awards, University of Adelaide||$3,000|
|2018||Adelaide Medical School Research Travel Awards, University of Adelaide||$1,000|
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2020 - ongoing President Health Sciences Postgraduate Association (HeSPA) The University of Adelaide Australia 2018 - 2018 Member 2018 ABCABS conference/COMBINE symposium National Program Committee ABCABS Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2020 - ongoing Member American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) United States 2019 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Medical Research Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Australian Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Society Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health Australia
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