Dr Susan Woods
Susan is a biomedical scientist focussed on improving detection methods and treatment for gastrointestinal tract cancers. She trained with Nobel Laureate J. Michael Bishop at UCSF and with Prof Nick Hayward at QIMR-B in Brisbane, specialising in genetic alterations found in cancer. She is now working closely with clinician-scientist A/Prof Dan Worthley at SAHMRI, in Adelaide. She uses both patient samples and sophisticated preclinical models. Her research integrates next-gen sequence data, modelling genomic alterations using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and organoid culture to address clinical needs for bowel cancer. This has led to the development of a personalised medicine screening platform to guide patient-specific treatment for patients with bowel cancer.