Associate Professor Robyn Meech

Associate Professor in Pharmacology

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (6D:322)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Robyn Meech obtained a Bachelor of Science from Flinders University in 1991. She received her honours degree in 1992 and undertook PhD studies in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology from 1994-1997.

In 1997 Robyn moved to San Diego, California to undertake postdoctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). She was promoted to junior faculty level in 2002. She has been awarded 3 grants from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) including an ongoing R01 grant which is shared with collaborating researchers at TSRI. She returned to Australia in 2008 and maintains active collaborations in Australiaand overseas.

Qualifications
  • 1991, BSc, Flinders University
  • 1992, BSc (Hons), Flinders University
  • 1997, PhD, Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants

1993   Peter Meffin Memorial Prize

1994   Flinders University Overseas Traveling Award

1994   Amy Forwood Traveling Award

1994   State Bank Traveling Award

1994-1997    Australian Postgraduate Research Award

1998-2001    Skaggs Research Fellowship (Scripps Research Institute)

Key responsibilities
Research
Supervision of postgraduate students
Teaching
Manuscript reviewing
Flinders University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) member
Teaching interests

Currently providing two lectures in the Human Molecular Toxicology topic.

Also involved in problem based learning (PBL) for the GEMP.

Areas of expertise in teaching include mammalian development (limb, muscle and organ development), cell biology (cell adhesion, cell movement, cytoskeleton), gene regulation (transcription factors, chromatin biology).

Topic lecturer
MMED3927/ Human Molecular Toxicology
Supervisory interests
Angiogenesis
Cancer stem cells
Homeobox genes
Vascular biology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: muscle stem cells, gene regulation, homeobox factors, Wnt signalling, Notch signalling, muscle disease, regenerative medicine, epigenetics (1), muscle stem cells, gene regulation, homeobox factors, Wnt signalling, Notch signalling, muscle disease, regenerative medicine, CRISPR, miRNA (1), UDP glycosyltransferases, drug metabolism, gene regulation, intestinal drug metabolism, bioflavones (1)
Associate supervisor: UDP glycosyltransferases, drug metabolism, gene regulation, glycosylation, epigenetics (1), UDP glycosyltransferases, drug metabolism, gene regulation, glycosylation, miRNA, steroid hormone regulation (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: vascular biology, DDAH, angiogenesis, endothelial cells (1)

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