Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am currently a PhD candidate in the School of Biomedicine, working within the Bone and Joint Osteoimmunology Laboratory and the Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group, supervised by Associate Professor Tania Crotti, Professor Joanne Bowen and Dr Bonnie Williams. My research interest encompasses both cancer and musculoskeletal health research areas, focusing on understanding the effect of breast cancer treatments on bone health, including the phenomenon of cancer treatment-induced bone loss and associated skeletal-related events.
My research focuses on investigating the bone effects of small molecule EGFR-targeting breast cancer treatment, approved for use in the setting of HER2+ breast cancer. Another focus of my research is understanding the emerging gut-bone axis and how the gut microbiome influences the skeletal outcomes in patients with breast cancer.
Year Citation 2023 Muratovic, D., Findlay, D. M., Quinn, M. J., Quarrington, R. D., Solomon, L. B., & Atkins, G. J. (2023). Microstructural and cellular characterisation of the subchondral trabecular bone in human knee and hip osteoarthritis using synchrotron tomography. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 31(9), 1224-1233.
Practical Demonstrator: ANAT SC 1102- Human Anatomy and Physiology IA
Workshop Facilitator: HLTH SC 1002- Create. Communicate. Connect
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