Zenab Dudhwala

Zenab Dudhwala

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Zenab Dudhwala - Basil Hetzel Institute. PhD commenced: 2016
Supervisors: Professor Adrian Cummins (Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, TQEH), Professor Gordon Howarth and Dr Paul Drew
Thesis title: Promotion of intestinal adaptation by induction of crypt fission through the Wnt-B-catenin pathway

Scholarship: The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health Sciences Divisional Scholarship

Zaneb is the 2017-2018 Student Representative for Level 2, BHI, and as such participates in the BHI Management Committee’s bi-monthly meetings. She is continuing in this role from the 2016-2017 year.

My research is in the Gastroenteroly Department. Currently I am looking at crypt fission and its relationship with Wnt-beta-catenin signalling pathway. Also in response to its agonist Wnt3, Wnt2b and R-spondin-1. I do alot of immunohistochemistry staining.

In addition to that I am also looking at postnatal growth of the small intestine in rats. I have mastered the microdissection technique on some of archive tissue and plan to do the same technique for my research. This technique will give me an idea of the growth of the crypts and the villi in the small intestine.

My research is in the Gastroenteroly Department. Currently I am looking at crypt fission and its relationship with Wnt-beta-catenin signalling pathway. Also in response to its agonist Wnt3, Wnt2b and R-spondin-1. I do alot of immunohistochemistry staining. 

In addition to that I am also looking at postnatal growth of the small intestine in rats. I have mastered the microdissection technique on some of archive tissue and plan to do the same technique for my research. This technique will give me an idea of the growth of the crypts and the villi in the small intestine. 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Dudhwala, Z., Drew, P., Howarth, G., Moore, D., & Cummins, A. (2019). Active β-catenin signaling in the small intestine of humans during infancy. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 64(1), 76-83.
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    2017 Coller, J., Bowen, J., Ball, I., Wardill, H., van Sebille, Y., Stansborough, R., . . . Gibson, R. (2017). Potential safety concerns of TLR4 antagonism with irinotecan: a preclinical observational report. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 79(2), 431-434.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Dudhwala, Z., Howarth, G., Drew, P., Moore, D., & Cummins, A. (2017). Intestinal crypt fission and expression of β-catenin in the small intestine of humans. Poster session presented at the meeting of Gastroenterology. Chicago: W. B. Saunders Co., Ltd..
    2017 Dudhwala, Z. M., Howarth, G. S., Drew, P., Moore, D., & Cummins, A. G. (2017). INTESTINAL CRYPT FISSION AND EXPRESSION OF beta-CATENIN IN THE SMALL INTESTINE OF HUMANS. Poster session presented at the meeting of GASTROENTEROLOGY. Chicago, IL: W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC.
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I used to be a practical demostrator for the Human Biology 1B course at the University of Adelaide. This is were I helped out first year Human Biology students in their hands on practical in some of the Heath Science subject areas. 


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