Anya Arthurs is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the Pregnancy, Health and Beyond Laboratory. After completing her PhD in the field of post-transcriptional modifications in the placenta, Anya moved to Flinders in 2019, studying the mechanisms by which circular RNAs, as well as other non-coding RNAs, are able to facilitate the development of the placenta and contribute to pregnancy complications. She is also in the pursuit of biomarkers for complications such as preeclampsia and stillbirth.
Her interests include the involvement of epigenetics and non-coding RNAs in various aspects of human development and disease, particularly in cancer and reproductive health. From her research, she hopes to deliver diagnostic tests that will inform clinical decision-making and aid in identifying drug targets for novel therapeutics.
Anya is an involved member of two ethics committees at Flinders University and is the Scientific Meeting Convener for the 2020 SA Australian Society for Medical Research.
PhD (Medical Biochemistry) from the University of Newcastle, Australia (2016-2019)
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours Class I) from the University of Newcastle, Australia (2015-2016)
Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology) from the University of Sydney, Australia (2011-2014)
2020 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant ($24,960)
2020 Flinders University ECR Impact Seed Funding Grant ($9,822)
2020 Recipient of the HDA Schools Communicator Award
2020 Finalist for the David Healey New Investigator Award from the Society for Reproductive Biology
2019 Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant to attend the European Molecular Biology Laboratory training course “Methods for Analysis of Circular RNAs: No Tautology” in Heidelberg, Germany
2019 Recipient of the Ross Wishart Memorial Award from the Australian Society for Medical Research
2018 Finalist for the Hudson Early Career Researcher Award from the Society for Reproductive Biology
2017 New Investigator Award from the Society for Reproductive Biology and Australian New Zealand Placental Research Association
2016-2019 Faculty of Health and Medicine dual ARC Future Fellow Postgraduate Scholarship from the University of Newcastle
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