Ruby Dawson

Dr Ruby Dawson

ECR, Tumour Inflammation & Immunotherapy

South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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

Dr Ruby Dawson is an early-career researcher (ECR) who has made significant contributions to cancer research and was recently recruited to the South Australian immunoGenomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI). Ruby’s work focuses on the roles of innate immune sensors in the development of gastric cancer and Helicobacter-induced gastric inflammation.

Since completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide, Ruby has published two first-author papers in the prestigious Gut journal and Immunology and Cell Biology, which investigate the role of the innate immune DNA sensor, AIM2, in gastric inflammation and tumourigenesis. She is continuing this work with funding from a United States Department of Defense Cancer Research Program Idea Award received by Prof. Jenkins in 2022. She also has co-authorship on manuscripts in other reputable journals which investigate mechanisms of gastric cancer, a review on IL-6 family cytokines (Cytokine) and a book chapter based on the innate immune system in gastric cancer that is part of book series entitled “Research and Clinical Applications of Targeting Gastric Neoplasms” (Elsevier).

Ruby is active in the wider scientific community as an elected junior council member of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) and an ECR representative on the Victorian Infection and Immunity Network (VIIN) Young Investigator Committee.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2023 Postdoctoral Researcher Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Position: ECR, Tumour Inflammation & Immunotherapy
  • Phone: 83133917
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  • Campus: West End Health Precinct
  • Building: AHMS - Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor Ninth Floor
  • Org Unit: South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute

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