Daniel Worthley


Daniel Worthley

2010 NHMRC Menzies Fellow

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Dr Daniel Worthley was awarded the NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship to study "The origin, contribution and molecular characteristics of myofibroblasts in gastric carcinogenesis".

Dr Worthley will use the Fellowship to study at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Columbia University, New York and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia.

Studied at: Queensland Institute of Medical Research; Columbia University

Current Biography

Dr Dan Worthley graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide and trained at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. He completed a PhD in colorectal cancer research through the University of Queensland in Brisbane and worked as a consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. During this time he also completed a Masters in Public Health through the University of Queensland. He subsequently pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University in New York City, again studying digestive cancer.

Dan returned to Adelaide in 2014 and is a Beat Cancer Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and SAHMRI. Dan recently started his laboratory at SAHMRI and the University of Adelaide, funded by a Beat Cancer Fellowship, and more recently an NHMRC Project Grant. Dan’s “Gastrointestinal cancer biology group” at SAHMRI is working to therapeutically modify connective tissues in the setting of cancer and tissue injury. Dan’s team uses a variety of transgenic mouse models and new translational human approaches in order to bring basic scientific discoveries into the clinic.

Scholarship Year: 2010

Fields of Interest

Cancer, Medicine