Dr Shervi Lie

Research Associate

Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer

place Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (4L:120A)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Qualifications

2009 – 2013        PhD (conferred august 2013) - University of South Australia

Thesis title: The impact of periconceptional undernutrition on adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and liver development and metabolism in late gestation sheep fetus.

Supervisors: Prof. Caroline McMillen, A/Prof. Janna Morrison and Dr. Song Zhang.

2007              Honours in Biomedical Science - The University of Adelaide

Thesis title: The effect of low birth weight and gender on the expression of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in omental adipose tissue in the postnatal lambs.

Supervisors: Dr. Beverly Muhlhausler and Prof. Caroline McMillen.

2004 – 2006        Bachelor of Biomedical Science - The University of Adelaide

Honours, awards and grants

Grant:

2014 - Lie S, MicroRNA regulation of the immune response to T. gondii infection in the eye, Ophthalmic Research Institute Australia, 1 year.

Awards:

  1. One of 20 Australians invited to present their research in the ‘Falling Walls Lab’ competition, Canberra, August 2016.
  2. Raniyah Ramadan Foundation Young Investigator Poster Award in Microbiology (2nd place), The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2015.
  3. Semi finalist, “Maternal nutrition around conception determines the baby’s long term health”, Young Investigator Award, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2014.
  4. South Australia Science Excellence Award (PhD Research Excellence – Health and Medical Sciences; runner up), 2014.
  5. Top ten finalist in the Australia and New Zealand 3 Minute Thesis competition held at the University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia, 2011.
  6. Winner of the 3 Minute Thesis competition, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2011, award value $3000 – and published in newspaper article in The Advertiser, “Giving birth to new ideas”
  7. Best poster, “Periconceptional undernutrition decreases intrahepatic insulin receptor A expression and the capacity of hepatic glucose output”, Drug use during pregnancy symposium, Sansom Institute for Health Research, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2011, award value $50.
  8. Best poster, “Periconceptional undernutrition decreases intrahepatic insulin receptor A expression and the capacity of hepatic glucose output”, Metabolic efficiency symposium, CSIRO, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2011, award value $500.
  9. Semi finalist, “The effect of birth weight and gender on the expression of AMPK-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) in omental adipose tissue in the postnatal lambs”, Young Investigator Award, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 2009.
  10. Early Career Research Award, “The effect of birth weight and gender on the expression of AMPK-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) in omental adipose tissue in lambs”, 5th International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), Perth, WA, Australia, 2007, award value $500.
Research expertise
Molecular biology
Research interests
  • Metabolic related diseases
  • Ocular Toxoplasmosis
  • Developmental Programming
  • MicroRNA
Higher degree by research supervision
Completion
Associate supervisor: Developmental programming (2)
Publications